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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:24.1%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.9%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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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
One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Many teachers went into the profession for the promise of a comfortable pension. But payouts haven’t always kept up with cost of living, and some retirees are barely scraping by.
April 25, 2019 – Education Week
It took a lot to drive Oklahoma teacher John Waldron from the classroom to the statehouse. And he's still angry.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Educational Opportunities and Performance in Oklahoma
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
After the election, the teachers who organized the walkouts have a challenge: How will they continue to motivate and sustain the energy of teachers now that there's no big event to organize around? What will be their next step?
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Federal education funding is on the rise—but there are disparities in which states are reaping the most benefits.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week

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