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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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This Quality Counts 2016 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 7, 2016 – Quality Counts
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains state-specific data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
As state policymakers push for more oversight of home schooling families, advocates for education at home are split over how much regulation is necessary.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
Testing, teacher evaluations, and A-F grading systems are among the issues as states apply for renewal of flexibility under the No Child Left Behind Act.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
Behind the recent upswing are grant programs in Michigan and Virginia aimed primarily at reducing time out of school for students from low-income families.
October 8, 2014 – Education Week
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
September 10, 2014 – Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 10, 2014 – Education Week
Schools and districts now have until Aug. 31 to opt for a new federal provision that allows them to serve free meals to all students.
July 9, 2014 – Education Week
Reaching agreement with the Education Department on fine points of No Child Left Behind Act flexibility can be a make-or-break proposition.
May 14, 2014 – Education Week
Cash-strapped school districts are asking voters to approve bonds to pay for technology upgrades, a move that could require them to carry debt beyond the lifespan of their devices.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week

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