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Governor:Kay Ivey
State Superintendent of Education :Eric Mackey
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:744,164
Number of school districts:179
Number of public schools:1,659
Number of public school teachers:42,737
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,028
Percent minority students:43.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:51.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.8%
Percent of English-language learners:2.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.2%
8th grade math:20.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:31.4%
8th grade reading:27.7%

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The poor reputation of schools in Alabama's capital city is creating friction with the city's Air Force base.
October 7, 2018 – AP
Districts in multiple states criticized for being "overzealous" in pursuing felony charges against students who breached school networks in order to change grades.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
A federal judge will allow Gardendale, Ala., to form its own school district of mostly white students in spite of her criticism that city leaders are doing so as a way to control racial demographics in public schools.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts

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