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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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New Mexico has discontinued financial bonuses for top-rated teachers as it delivers the results of job-performance evaluations for the school year that ended in June.
October 9, 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
New Mexico’s defection from the PARCC test set off another round of speculation that the exam will become extinct, but PARCC’s overseers have other plans.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Mexico
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019 – Quality Counts
Although the term isn’t specified in the Every Student Succeeds Act itself, some state plans for ESSA are embracing some form of “continuous improvement.”
June 18, 2018 – Education Week

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