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Governor:Matt Mead
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Cindy Hill
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:88,993
Number of school districts:54
Number of public schools:360
Number of public school teachers:7,127
Unadjusted education spending per student:$15,232
Percent minority students:19.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:17.1%
Percent of English-language learners:2.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2011 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.8%
8th grade math:37.8%
NAEP Reading 2011 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.1%
8th grade reading:37.6%

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Superintendent Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.
April 21, 2014 - AP
The applications for flexibility under the NCLB law from Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming are no sure thing.
March 12, 2013 - Education Week
A new law empowering the governor and stripping the state schools chief of authority draws political pushback.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
Wyoming legislators have nearly doubled the amount of aid for education in recent years.
June 20, 2007 - Education Week (Web)
Thirteen Western states that are home to more than 93 percent of the nation’s federally owned land have formed a coalition to lobby Washington for an annual $4 billion in lost local and state property-tax revenues on the federal land, nearly $1.9 billion of which would have gone to pay for public education.
December 12, 2006 - Education Week
The races for the nation’s two open state superintendent seats remained too close to call this morning, while incumbents in four states retained their seats.
November 8, 2006 | Updated: December 14, 2011 - Education Week (Web)
Rising natural-gas and oil prices have left energy-rich Wyoming in a financial position that state officials usually can only dream of—a $1.8 billion surplus projected for this year, and barely enough ways to spend the money in the sparsely populated state.
May 16, 2006 - Education Week
It’s a fight that could be coming to a courtroom near you: Plaintiffs in Wyoming’s long-running education finance case say they’re not finished arguing that the state has the responsibility to pay for preschool for children deemed at risk of school failure.
October 4, 2005 - Education Week

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