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Governor:Scott Walker
State Superintendent:Tony Evers
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:45.4%
8th grade math:40.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:36.9%
8th grade reading:39.0%

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Educators in Menomonee, Wis., are going all in on "continuous improvement," a strategy that combines constant feedback, experimentation, and problem-solving.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018 – Quality Counts
Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds—an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Against a backdrop of tight local budgets and competing priorities, local officials get creative in seeking community support for the capital financing they need for school facilities.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
In states including Connecticut and Wisconsin, fiscal bickering among state officials continues, putting local districts on edge.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
A federal appellate panel upheld an injunction requiring a Wisconsin district to let a student who was born female and now identifies as male use the boys' restroom.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
A mix of school, community, and state partnerships are necessary to treat all students fairly, argues Milwaukee school superintendent Darienne Driver.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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