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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:34.0%
8th grade math:28.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.6%
8th grade reading:31.8%

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Michigan is the only state in the U.S. that needs intervention after failing to meet federal special education requirements this year, according to federal education officials.
July 17, 2018 – AP
A new Michigan law eliminates a requirement that teachers take the SAT, the standardized test commonly used in college admissions.
July 2, 2018 – AP

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