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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:34.9%
8th grade math:30.9%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:35.7%
8th grade reading:32.8%

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Who Mayor Bill de Blasio has in mind for his next chancellor isn't yet clear, but experts say the job requires a hard-to-find combination of someone with credibility as an educator and the acumen to navigate the rough-and-tumble politics of New York City.
December 21, 2017 – Education Week
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November 8, 2017 – Education Week
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September 14, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
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September 8, 2017 – AP
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September 6, 2017 – Education Week
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July 12, 2017 – Education Week
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June 21, 2017 – Education Week
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May 10, 2017 – Education Week
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February 15, 2017 – Education Week
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