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Governor:C.L. Butch Otter
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Sherri Ybarra
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:290,885
Number of school districts:160
Number of public schools:747
Number of public school teachers:15,609
Unadjusted education spending per student:$6,621
Percent minority students:23.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:48.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:9.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:40.2%
8th grade math:35.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:38.2%
8th grade reading:38.7%

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Idaho's top schools chief will no longer ask for money to create a rural schools network after lawmakers rejected the proposal nearly every year the Republican leader has been in office.
September 7, 2018 – AP
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
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2017 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
Allowing the bill to come into law would be "in direct contravention to the Idaho Constitution," Gov. Butch Otter wrote in a veto message.
April 6, 2016 – Education Week

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