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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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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
As gubernatorial campaigns heat up around the country, K-12 policy feeds into the fight, though specifics vary state to state.
April 12, 2012 - Education Week
The system would base half of teacher evaluations on classroom practices and the other half on student outcomes, such as test scores, which have not been used before in Wisconsin.
November 8, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune

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