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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:20.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:23.7%
8th grade reading:24.4%

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A New Mexico judge on Monday rejected a motion by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to dismiss a landmark education lawsuit that was filed against the state and cleared the way for groups behind the complaint to further scrutinize the state's efforts.
June 30, 2020 – AP
Marie Pino, who taught generations of children in her Navajo community, died at 67. She had lost one of her sons, a school basketball coach, to coronavirus-related illness just weeks before; her husband, an emergency medical coordinator and pastor, died of the illness shortly after she did.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week

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