Press Releases

 
04/27/15: Texas Teacher Named 2015 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced that Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher from Amarillo, Texas, is the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

 
04/24/15: CCSSO Executive Director Statement on Colorado Chief’s Announcement

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), said the following after Colorado Commissioner Robert Hammond announced he will retire in July.

 
04/16/15: CCSSO Statement on Committee Approval of the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

The Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's bipartisan approval of the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.

 
04/15/15: CCSSO Executive Director Releases Statement on Christopher Koch

The Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich today applauded Illinois Superintendent Christopher Koch for his leadership and strong advocacy for students.

 
04/14/15: CCSSO Executive Director Endorses Bipartisan Senate ESEA Agreement

The executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers today endorsed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

 
04/07/15: Senators Announce ‘Excellent Bipartisan Bill’

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich says the Senate bill to reauthorize ESEA is an "excellent bipartisan bill".

 
04/02/15: CCSSO Releases Framework for Statewide Innovation

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is proud to release a new framework that state education leaders and policymakers can use to innovate and make sure every child graduates from high school prepared for college, careers and life.

 
04/01/15: CCSSO Executive Director Reacts to Commissioner Holliday’s Retirement

CCSSO Executive Director says Commissioner Holliday is one of the country's greatest education leaders.

 
03/31/15: Five States Receive Approval to Continue Accountability Systems

CCSSO applauds the continued flexibility states have received to move forward with state-developed accountability systems and calls on Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to keep these successful systems in place.

 
03/23/15: State Chiefs Discuss Education Priorities with President Obama

State school chiefs met with President Barack Obama to discuss ways to best support students in the nation’s public schools, and to urge the President to support a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year.