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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: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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Wisconsin school district officials have unveiled a plan that they hope will instill more empathy and understanding in students after a photo recently surfaced showing several dozen high schoolers giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.
December 5, 2018 – AP
A group at a Milwaukee high school recently took a photo to spread peace in response to a photo that surfaced showing high school boys in Baraboo giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.
November 25, 2018 – AP
Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he'll probably appoint his replacement as state schools superintendent.
November 21, 2018 – AP
The photographer who took a picture of boys from Baraboo High School giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the students to wave goodbye to their parents.
November 13, 2018 – AP

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