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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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Hanna Skandera, New Mexico's secretary-designate of education, pushes ahead with agenda, despite lawmakers' inaction on her confirmation.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week
New Mexico's largest school district recently approved an $11.3 million contract with a company that provides web-based resources instead of paper educational materials.
October 17, 2012 – Digital Directions
May 23, 2011 – McClatchy-Tribune
Schools replace outdated, inefficient equipment and find ways to incorporate energy saving lessons into their curricula.
November 22, 2010 – Education Week

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