Press Releases

 
04/28/16: Connecticut Teacher Named 2016 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced that Jahana Hayes, a high school history teacher in Waterbury, CT is the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.

 
04/27/16: CCSSO Releases Statement on 12th Grade NAEP Results

Council of Chief State School Officers executive director Chris Minnich released the following statement about the 12th Grade NAEP results.

 
04/19/16: CCSSO President Releases Statement on Negotiated Rulemaking

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released statements at the end of the negotiated rulemaking process on certain provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
04/05/16: CCSSO Honors Lead Architects of Every Student Succeeds Act

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today honored the four lead architects of the Every Student Succeeds Act with the Council’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award.

 
04/04/16: CCSSO Board President Tony Evers Delivers State of the States Address

The Council of Chief State School Officers’ Board President and Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers on Monday delivered a State of the States address, highlighting state leadership and the new opportunities afforded under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
04/01/16: CCSSO Ranks Among Best Places to Work

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) was named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2016, according to The Nonprofit Times.

 
03/30/16: States Awarded Grants to Improve Career Preparation Systems for Young People

In a sweeping commitment to ensure more young people graduate from high school prepared for college and well-paying careers, nearly half of the nation's states have been awarded a total of $2.5 million through JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s New Skills for Youth initiative.

 
03/28/16: Mississippi Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Mississippi Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey M. Wright will join its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

 
03/24/16: CCSSO Releases Strategies for High-Quality Early Education

The Council of Chief State School Officers today released Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education

 
03/22/16: CCSSO Member Testifies at House Committee Hearing

CCSSO Member and Georgia Deputy Superintendent Robert Swiggum is testifying at a House hearing on education research and privacy protections.