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Governor:Tony Evers
State Superintendent:Carolyn Stanford Taylor
Quality Counts state grade:C+
Pre-K-12 enrollment:871,432
Number of school districts:470
Number of public schools:2,309
Number of public school teachers:58,376
Unadjusted education spending per student:$11,186
Percent minority students:28.2%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:41.5%
Percent of students with disabilities:13.8%
Percent of English-language learners:4.9%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:41.8%
8th grade math:39.3%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:34.9%
8th grade reading:39.4%

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Gifted education programs can support academically advanced students or, in some cases, hold them back. Four studies presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting show how.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
The superintendent of a Wisconsin high school district has outlawed cheerleading awards that objectify students' bodies and ordered mandatory staff training on discrimination and harassment.
March 29, 2019 – AP
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 years of shepherding the state’s K-12 system, Democrat Tony Evers will be called on to make good as governor on his pledge of more funding for K-12.
November 13, 2018 – Education Week

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