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Governor:Kate Brown
Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction:Colt Gill (Acting)
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:601,318
Number of school districts:220
Number of public schools:1,252
Number of public school teachers:27,850
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,945
Percent minority students:36.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:51.1%
Percent of students with disabilities:14.1%
Percent of English-language learners:8.5%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:33.3%
8th grade math:33.7%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:33.5%
8th grade reading:36.1%

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Oregon is spending $40 million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the country.
May 16, 2019 – AP
Tens of thousands of teachers plan to walk out across Oregon to protest school funding, the latest battleground in educator activism that has taken hold nationwide.
May 8, 2019 – AP
Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding.
May 7, 2019 – AP
Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints of gritty macaroni and cardboard pizza crusts, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains.
May 2, 2019 – AP

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