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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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A breakdown of recent research reports made easier for the public to understand.
October 18, 2019 – AP
Proponents of the voucher programs say they provide educational options for families who might not otherwise be able to afford a private education, while opponents argue the programs funnel money away from local school districts.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
Faced with a push for academic programming, after-school providers are deploying new strategies to train and recruit effective educators.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Looking for new ways to combat kids who bully, some communities are threatening to fine parents with no evidence that the approach is effective.
September 3, 2019 – Education Week
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
April 26, 2019 – Education Week

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