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Governor:Eric J. Holcomb
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Jennifer McCormick
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,046,269
Number of school districts:420
Number of public schools:1,922
Number of public school teachers:56,547
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,548
Percent minority students:28.3%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:49.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.3%
Percent of English-language learners:5.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:48.0%
8th grade math:37.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:37.0%
8th grade reading:41.1%

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Amid intense debate over the common core, 10 states have recently enacted laws that place new restrictions or specifications on how state boards of education adopt standards
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Dozens of applicants are competing to be part of a new crop of charter-like public schools to replace failing district schools.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
An Indiana project that seeks to track information on students from elementary school through their time as adults in the workforce is drawing objections from critics concerned about data privacy and security.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
From governance to the common core, hot-button education issues have fueled fierce debate among education leaders and lawmakers.
March 12, 2014 – Education Week
Teachers in Indiana may be a step ahead of the state's policymakers in implementing sweeping academic standards.
March 12, 2014 – Education Week
At a public hearing in Indianapolis, critics expressed disappointment that the draft academic standards seemed very similar to the Common Core State Standards they are intended to replace.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week
January 29, 2014 – Education Week
Chambers of commerce in a growing number of states are defending the common core against vocal opposition to the standards from some of their traditional Republican allies.
January 29, 2014 – Education Week
School districts are facing vexing financial and operational questions about how they will comply with the Affordable Care Act, which is leading some school systems to cut employees' work hours.
October 23, 2013 – Education Week
Indiana's attorney general and 15 of its school districts are suing the federal government over the 2010 health-care law.
October 16, 2013 – Education Week

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