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Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:872,286
Number of school districts:444
Number of public schools:2,238
Number of public school teachers:57,625
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,453
Percent minority students:25.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:39.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.3%
Percent of English-language learners:5.0%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.2%
8th grade math:39.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.7%
8th grade reading:36.5%

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This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The Green Bay, Wisc., district allows students, many of them from poor backgrounds, to check out mobile, wireless hotspots so that they have the Web connectivity to do online assignments.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
This Quality Counts 2015 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
Though most states are seeking some of the $250 million in federal aid for expanded preschool, there's been partisan tension in a handful that didn't apply.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Madison County, Wis., school officials face allegations that two recent contracts violate the state's controversial law that restricts public employees' bargaining rights.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
The battle underscores the high financial stakes for companies attempting to secure the rights to operate statewide school information systems.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
North Dakota becomes the fifth state where the two unions have united, and Wisconsin is moving toward that goal.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
A union of about 100,000 Wisconsin employees sent letters Thursday requesting negotiations on new contracts, based on a court ruling striking down parts of the state's bargaining law for public workers.
September 21, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Advocates for charter schools and school choice await action from Gov. Scott Walker now that he has handily survived a recall vote.
June 11, 2012 - Education Week

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