Press Releases

 
02/12/16: Celebrate Why You #LoveTeaching

Please join the Council of Chief State School Officers this week as we support teachers across the nation who are taking to blogs, social media, and other avenues to show why they #LoveTeaching.

 
02/10/16: CCSSO Member Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has been asked to testify at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education’s hearing, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.”

 
01/19/16: CCSSO Announces Investment to Advance State Career Readiness Pathways for Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is partnering with JPMorgan Chase and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) on a new grant opportunity to help states pursue bold plans to redesign and advance career pathways for students across the country.

 
01/12/16: CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award

Finalists for Nation’s Top Teaching Honor from CA, CT, OK and WA

 
01/11/16: CCSSO Submits Comment on ESSA Regulation and Guidance

The Council of Chief State School Officers today submitted comment on what regulation and guidance the U.S. Department of Education should issue to interpret the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
12/10/15: CCSSO Statement on Signing of Every Student Succeeds Act

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 
12/09/15: CCSSO Launches Project Exploring Innovation in States

The Council of Chief State School Officers today launched the Next State of Learning project to showcase how states are transforming public education by scaling locally led innovations with a strong focus on student outcomes.

 
12/09/15: CCSSO Applauds Senate Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement after the vote in the U.S. Senate.

 
12/07/15: New, First-Ever Standards for Supervisors of School Principals Aim to Change the Position from Compliance Officer to Coach

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has released new standards that provide a clear, practical definition of what the supervisors of school principals should know and be able to do to improve the effectiveness of principals.

 
12/02/15: CCSSO Applauds House Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act

CCSSO applauds the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for approving the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).