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Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:871,432
Number of school districts:470
Number of public schools:2,309
Number of public school teachers:58,376
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,186
Percent minority students:28.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:45.4%
8th grade math:40.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.9%
8th grade reading:39.0%

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Democrats pushed back Thursday against a Republican measure that would allow Wisconsin high schools to offer gun safety courses, arguing such classes aren't appropriate and could generate fear in classrooms.
August 3, 2017 – AP
A federal appellate panel upheld an injunction requiring a Wisconsin district to let a student who was born female and now identifies as male use the boys' restroom.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
A mix of school, community, and state partnerships are necessary to treat all students fairly, argues Milwaukee school superintendent Darienne Driver.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week analysis of three neighboring Wis. districts shows how private dollars help shape differences in public schools.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week

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