Press Releases

 
05/11/15: Public Comment Sought on Revised Draft Standards for Education Leaders

CCSSO and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) are seeking additional feedback from the public on revised draft standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student learning and achievement and meet new, higher expectations.

 
05/05/15: During Teacher Appreciation Week, CCSSO Celebrates the History of the National Teacher of the Year Program

To help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, the Council of Chief State School Officers is recalling the first-ever National Teacher of the Year Gerry Jones. Hear her account of the experience and see footage from the first National Teacher of the Year ceremony in 1952.

 
04/29/15: President Obama Recognizes State and National Teachers of the Year

President Barack Obama today recognized the 2015 State Teachers of the Year and newly announced 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden today.

 
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.