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Use the Education Counts Database to find more detailed state information, ranks, comparisons across states, national statistics and more.
Governor:Jerry Brown
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Tom Torlakson
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:6,312,161
Number of school districts:1,182
Number of public schools:10,508
Number of public school teachers:267,685
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,595
Percent minority students:74.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:11.1%
Percent of English-language learners:22.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:29.2%
8th grade math:27.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:27.8%
8th grade reading:28.4%

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But will reductions in course-failure rates be enough to sustain the controversial San Francisco program?
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
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
Two of the largest states are still awaiting approval from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on their plans for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
While mass shootings dominate headlines, smaller incidents of gun violence in school can also traumatize students and staff and upend their sense of safety, as one teacher learned firsthand.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Less than two years after members of the L.A. school board chose a superintendent from the district's ranks, they now find themselves in search of a new one—and the task may be harder than ever.
February 12, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A severe case of child abuse and torture is bringing renewed attention to the mostly hands-off approach states take with home schooling.
February 7, 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
Across California, school districts are shifting from at-large elections to single-member districts to make it easier for Latinos and other minority communities to elect candidates to local offices.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
In some communities, new designs for schools support the academic goals of educators—and push the boundaries of traditional K-12 architecture.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week

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