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Governor:Michelle Lujan Grisham
Secretary of Education:Karen Trujillo
Quality Counts state grade:D
Pre-K-12 enrollment:340,365
Number of school districts:155
Number of public schools:891
Number of public school teachers:22,411
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,734
Percent minority students:76.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:62.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.0%
Percent of English-language learners:14.4%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:27.2%
8th grade math:20.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:24.8%
8th grade reading:24.4%

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Annual school visits by Spanish conquistador re-enactors in Santa Fe are being limited under new rules amid criticism their visits whitewashed the violent history of the Spanish conquest of Native Americans in New Mexico.
September 6, 2019 – AP
The state, which earned a D, was at the bottom on socioeconomic factors that can affect the educational environment, but earned a B-plus on how equitably it spends its K-12 dollars.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts

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