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Governor:Gretchen Whitmer
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:31.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:31.6%
8th grade reading:34.4%

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The state of Michigan early Thursday announced a settlement in a lawsuit over poor reading skills that was filed on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren, weeks after a federal appeals court issued a groundbreaking decision recognizing a constitutional right to education and literacy.
May 14, 2020 – AP
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April 29, 2020 – Education Week
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