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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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A high-level commission in Wyoming has proposed a package of school reforms--including merit pay for teachers, greater state control of local districts, and more stringent academic and discipline standards.
December 23, 1983 - Education Week
The Wyoming legislature last week began work on the final step, and Tennessee took the first, toward addressing financial inequities between school districts.
January 26, 1983 - Education Week
The Wyoming State Supreme Court has affirmed the State Board of Education's authority to set certification requirements for teachers and administrators in the state.
September 1, 1982 - Education Week

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