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|State Superintendent of Public Instruction:||Sheila Alles (Acting)|
|Quality Counts state grade:||C|
|Number of school districts:||938|
|Number of public schools:||3,637|
|Number of public school teachers:||85,038|
|Unadjusted education spending per student:||$11,110|
|Percent minority students:||32.3%|
|Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:||46.6%|
|Percent of students with disabilities:||12.9%|
|Percent of English-language learners:||5.3%|
|NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient|
|4th grade math:||35.5%|
|8th grade math:||31.2%|
|NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient|
|4th grade reading:||31.8%|
|8th grade reading:||34.4%|
State Highlights ReportMichigan Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 33rd in Nation
Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan's worst public schools, top Republican officials in the state decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent statewide and shift their students to better options elsewhere.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
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