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Governor:Bruce Rauner
Superintendent of Education:Tony Smith
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,050,239
Number of school districts:1,071
Number of public schools:4,257
Number of public school teachers:132,456
Unadjusted education spending per student:$13,077
Percent minority students:50.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:54.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.4%
Percent of English-language learners:9.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:36.6%
8th grade math:32.2%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.5%
8th grade reading:35.1%

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The Illinois State Board of Education took on sweeping authority to supervise special education at Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have to approve any changes to the district’s special ed policies and procedures.
May 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
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May 16, 2018 – AP

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