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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:33.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:30.4%
8th grade reading:30.5%

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The justices ruled that the lower courts didn't fairly consider "changed circumstances" that had occurred since parents in Nogales sued.
June 25, 2009 – Education Week (Web)
Justices questioned whether upholding a lower court ruling could clear the way for “body cavity” searches of students by school officials.
April 21, 2009 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
The justices heard oral arguments last week on whether a federal court had acted properly in ordering Arizona lawmakers to provide funds for ELL programs.
April 29, 2009 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
A ruling in a long-running legal fight over English-language learners could echo far beyond the Arizona border city where it arose.
April 8, 2009 – Education Week

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