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Governor:Mike Dunleavy
Commissioner of Education:Michael Johnson
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:131,176
Number of school districts:54
Number of public schools:521
Number of public school teachers:7,759
Unadjusted education spending per student:$18,416
Percent minority students:51.5%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:43.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.7%
Percent of English-language learners:11.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.7%
8th grade math:29.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.2%
8th grade reading:26.1%

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July 19, 2019 – AP
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June 19, 2019 – Education Week
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June 19, 2019 – Education Week
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June 5, 2019 – Quality Counts
In Kodiak, Alaska, a school district with deep ties to the U.S. Coast Guard has been walloped by the government shutdown with hundreds of families going without paychecks. And news of a deal to temporarily reopen the government was doing little to allay the community's anxieties.
January 25, 2019 – Education Week
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This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
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June 13, 2018 – Education Week
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