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Governor:Matt Mead
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Jillian Balow
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:94,067
Number of school districts:61
Number of public schools:374
Number of public school teachers:7,615
Unadjusted education spending per student:$15,797
Percent minority students:21.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.6%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.8%
Percent of English-language learners:2.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:48.3%
8th grade math:35.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:41.2%
8th grade reading:36.0%

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After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
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.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
January 21, 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 8, 2015 – Quality Counts
The applications for flexibility under the NCLB law from Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming are no sure thing.
March 13, 2013 – Education Week
A new law empowering the governor and stripping the state schools chief of authority draws political pushback.
February 20, 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 13, 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: March 10, 2017 – Education Week (Web)

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