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Governor:Doug Ducey
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Kathy Hoffman
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,111,695
Number of school districts:715
Number of public schools:2,416
Number of public school teachers:48,124
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,528
Percent minority students:60.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:38.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:33.9%
8th grade math:31.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:31.4%
8th grade reading:30.5%

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Educational Opportunities and Performance in Arizona
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 22, 2020 – Quality Counts
Arizona is expected to repeal its longstanding ban on bilingual education, following similar moves in California and Massachusetts in recent years.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
School systems throughout the U.S. are struggling to find bus drivers, and district leaders are getting creative to fill vacancies.
September 3, 2019 – Education Week

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