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Governor:John Carney
Secretary of Education:Susan Bunting
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:134,042
Number of school districts:53
Number of public schools:228
Number of public school teachers:9,649
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,938
Percent minority students:53.4%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:37.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.8%
Percent of English-language learners:6.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.9%
8th grade math:29.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:32.5%
8th grade reading:32.8%

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Concerns over costs and student privacy have spurred districts in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio to withdraw from the federal school improvement program.
January 22, 2014 – Education Week
Federal monitoring reports show that some states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers are struggling in key areas.
January 15, 2014 – Education Week
Delaware and Utah are funding foreign-language instruction at the elementary level in hopes of fostering achievement and economic growth.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week
The $33 million, multiyear grants come as climate change is identified in a draft of common standards as an important topic for students.
August 29, 2012 – Education Week
Teacher evaluation proves among the toughest issues as Hawaii seeks to put its $75 million Race to the Top grant into effect.
December 14, 2011 – Education Week
The scramble is on to meet ambitious goals as Race to the Top implementation ramps up.
May 25, 2011 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
April 29, 2009 – Education Week
November 26, 2008 – Education Week
Delaware rolls out a new method to judge performance of principals and district-level administrators that ties leadership to student achievement.
June 11, 2008 – Education Week

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