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Governor:Asa Hutchinson
Commissioner of Education:Johnny Key
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:490,917
Number of school districts:290
Number of public schools:1,122
Number of public school teachers:35,430
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,616
Percent minority students:37.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:62.3%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.6%
Percent of English-language learners:7.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:32.7%
8th grade math:25.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:31.3%
8th grade reading:28.7%

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A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is drawing complaints that the district may further segregate 62 years after nine black students were escorted into an all-white high school.
September 25, 2019 – AP
Fewer than one-third of America's teachers say ed-tech innovations have changed their beliefs about what school should look like, according to a new Education Week survey.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
When it comes to school technology, Superintendent Doug Brubaker emphasizes robust infrastructure, regular refresh cycles, and training. Taxpayers and teachers are buying into the practical approach.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
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
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Arkansas
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
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
School closures often affect poor students, African-American students, and rural communities like Hughes, Ark.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
The state hopes to put students on more promising pathways by dispatching college and career coaches to middle and high schools in 34 counties.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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