Press Releases

 
07/07/15: CCSSO Joins State, Local Officials to Urge ESEA Reauthorization

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has joined organizations representing state and local officials to urge the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and approve the Every Child Achieves Act.

 
07/07/15: CCSSO Supports a Bipartisan Approach to Accountability in ESEA Reauthorization

CCSSO released a statement today to outline its support for a bipartisan approach to accountability in ESEA reauthorization.

 
07/01/15: CCSSO Executive Director ‘saddened’ by the loss of Dr. Ronald Thorpe

CCSSO executive director issues statement on the loss of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards president and CEO Dr. Ronald Thorpe.

 
06/29/15: Delaware Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy will join its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

 
06/25/15: CCSSO Supports Expansion of Presidential Scholars Program

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) voiced support for President Barack Obama's recent action to expand the Presidential Scholars program, creating a new category that recognizes outstanding scholars in career and technical education.

 
06/24/15: CCSSO Outlines Successful Actions to Prepare All Educators to Help Students with Disabilities Succeed

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released Promises to Keep, a series of key steps every state can take to prepare new educators to help students with disabilities and other struggling learners meet rigorous college- and career-ready standards.

 
06/24/15: States Testify on Child Nutrition Program

States testified today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, explaining the challenges states face implementing the federal child nutrition program.

 
06/23/15: CCSSO Releases Framework to Ensure High-Quality Assessments

The Council of Chief State School Officers today released a framework that states can use to ensure every student is taking assessments that are necessary, of high quality and provide meaningful information.

 
06/23/15: Eight States Receive Approval to Continue Accountability Systems

The U.S. Department of Education announced today it has approved eight additional states to receive multi-year renewals for flexibility from the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

 
06/23/15: CCSSO Joins National Education Advocacy Groups to Call on Senate to Put Kids First

Groups ask Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year.