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Governor:Andrew Cuomo
Commissioner of Education:MaryEllen Elia
Quality Counts state grade:B-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:2,741,185
Number of school districts:1,020
Number of public schools:4,882
Number of public school teachers:203,781
Unadjusted education spending per student:$20,610
Percent minority students:52.8%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:50.9%
Percent of students with disabilities:16.6%
Percent of English-language learners:6.8%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.5%
8th grade math:33.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.0%
8th grade reading:34.2%

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September 20, 2019 – AP
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September 15, 2019 – AP
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September 11, 2019 – AP
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August 27, 2019 – AP
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August 27, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
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July 17, 2019 – Education Week

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