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Governor:Kevin Stitt
State Superintendent of Public Instruction:Joy Hofmeister
Quality Counts state grade:D+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:688,511
Number of school districts:600
Number of public schools:1,811
Number of public school teachers:42,073
Unadjusted education spending per student:$7,829
Percent minority students:49.1%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:60.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:15.3%
Percent of English-language learners:7.1%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:35.2%
8th grade math:25.5%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.5%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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Educational Opportunities and Performance in Oklahoma
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 22, 2020 – Quality Counts
The state, which earned a D-plus, has struggled with school finance issues and endured teacher strikes and battles over pay, but also earned B-plus for funding equity.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts
Our political system is out of balance, and teachers must prepare the next generation to do better, argues teacher-turned-legislator John Waldron.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
"Teaching is a political act," argues teacher-turned-politician John Waldron. And it's going to take more organizing to rescue public education.
May 21, 2019 – Education Week
A California teacher battling breast cancer made headlines recently when she was told state law required her to pay for the cost of a sub during her treatment. Where else are these kinds of sick leave policies in place? And why aren’t the unions doing more to fight them?
May 17, 2019 – Education Week

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