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Governor:Rick Snyder
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Sheila Alles (Acting)
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,537,922
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%

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Questions remain after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that two school districts have the right to ban guns from their schools.
August 3, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
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
At least 15 states since 2012 have taken legislative action—such as waiving regulations and setting up innovation zones—to encourage personalized learning.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
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
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
The justices gave a unanimous, but for now partial, victory to a family that sued a Michigan district that barred a service dog for a child with cerebral palsy.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Reporting mandates, new leeway in using federal aid, and the chance to make student absenteeism a school-quality indicator all raise the issue's policy profile.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts

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