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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:33.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.3%
8th grade reading:34.2%

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A group of Colorado students who led a peaceful protest at their school learned a hard lesson about civics from school administrators—and it didn’t come from textbooks.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Chicago’s approach to admissions for selective high schools could be a model for New York City, where black and Latino students comprise a tiny share of students who are selected for its most sought-after high schools.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Count educators as part of the population taking a keen interest in a major U.S. Supreme Court case about whether President Donald Trump's administration properly added a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Salaries for New York teachers increased more than $19,000 on average from 2002 to 2016, a new report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government found.
April 1, 2019 – Education Week
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
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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
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December 5, 2018 – Education Week
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June 18, 2018 – Education Week
Lawmakers around the country are wrestling not only with how much money states should be be providing in school aid but how it should be distributed.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
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