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Governor:Greg Abbott
Commissioner of Education:Mike Morath
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:5,233,765
Number of school districts:1,265
Number of public schools:9,367
Number of public school teachers:342,257
Unadjusted education spending per student:$8,593
Percent minority students:71.0%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:58.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:8.6%
Percent of English-language learners:15.6%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.2%
8th grade math:33.0%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:28.7%
8th grade reading:28.0%

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In disaster-ridden Houston, an online simulation trains teachers to recognize and respond to signs of trauma in students.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
A student's parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student's head.
August 19, 2019 – AP
The killer may have known El Paso's demographics, but he did not know our community's heart, writes teacher Christina Mier.
August 14, 2019 – Education Week
Texas education officials are recommending the ouster of Houston's school board after an investigation revealed alleged trustee misconduct.
August 8, 2019 – AP
The weekend’s mass killings in Ohio and Texas redoubled the national conversation set off by school massacres last year about guns, the roots of violence, and what schools can do.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week

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