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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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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
As the 109th Congress begins this week, the Senate education committee is expected to get a new chairman—Sen. Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming—who observers say will bring to the job a blend of pragmatic conservatism and a keen appreciation for the challenges of rural communities.
January 4, 2005 - Education Week
Wyoming officials have approved an unusual testing contract focused on improving instruction in classrooms at the same time that it yields data for accountability purposes.
October 12, 2004 - Education Week
In an effort to try to hang on to its teachers, the school district in Green River, Wyo., has filed a lawsuit against a teacher who resigned before she ever started her job.
June 5, 2002 - Education Week
Faced with a budget deficit that is clouding the future of Wyoming schools, Gov. Jim Geringer used his State of the State Address last week to call for imposing one new tax, raising another, and extending the life of a third.
February 23, 2000 - Education Week
A judge in Wyoming has ruled that the state's funding formula for major school construction and maintenance projects is unconstitutional because it favors wealthy school districts. But he upheld the state's cost-based system for funding school operations as constitutional.
January 12, 2000 - Education Week

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