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Governor:Chris Sununu
Commissioner of Education:Frank Edelblut
Quality Counts state grade:B
Pre-K-12 enrollment:184,670
Number of school districts:300
Number of public schools:488
Number of public school teachers:14,773
Unadjusted education spending per student:$14,335
Percent minority students:12.6%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:29.0%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.6%
Percent of English-language learners:1.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:47.7%
8th grade math:45.4%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:43.0%
8th grade reading:45.1%

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The state, which earned a B, topped the nation in family income and was third-highest in parental education levels, both factors that can affect the educational environment, but was near the bottom nationally on funding equity.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts
With little research to guide them and a growing sense of urgency, schools are working to create learning environments for students in stress. Read what they're doing.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers went into the profession for the promise of a comfortable pension. But payouts haven’t always kept up with cost of living, and some retirees are barely scraping by.
April 25, 2019 – Education Week

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