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Governor: Mike DeWine
Superintendent of Public Instruction:Paolo DeMaria
Quality Counts state grade:C
Pre-K-12 enrollment:1,724,810
Number of school districts:1,159
Number of public schools:3,718
Number of public school teachers:106,526
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,354
Percent minority students:28.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:45.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.7%
Percent of English-language learners:2.7%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.2%
8th grade math:37.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.1%
8th grade reading:39.1%

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Federal pressure to improve student test scores is prompting some school districts to pay students for improved performance.
February 27, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
The public-private partnership is intended to connect 100,000 students over the next 10 years to high-tech careers aimed at helping to fuel the economy.
February 6, 2008 | Updated: February 22, 2019 – Education Week
Joe Nathan examines "significant and successful" changes in Cincinnati public schools.
January 9, 2008 – Education Week
Ohio’s new attorney general is turning to the court system to shut down charter schools he argues have shown consistently poor academic results.
October 17, 2007 – Education Week
An extreme heat wave putting temperatures as high as 102 degrees in the South and Midwest United States has prompted a rash of school closings.
August 28, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
Eliminating the program would cut out "wastefulness and giveaways," according to Gov. Ted Strickland.
March 21, 2007 – Education Week
Efforts would scrutinize their own institutions of higher education to see what they are doing right, or wrong, in preparing new teachers.
February 21, 2007 – Education Week
One family is seeking a ruling that nonlawyers may represent their children.
February 21, 2007 – Education Week
The state's academic standards and funding method are viewed as in need of changes.
February 15, 2007 – Education Week
Long a font of opinions about what ails U.S. schools, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation is getting a grounding in reality since becoming the authorizer of a mixed bag of charter schools.
December 20, 2006 – Education Week

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