Press Releases

 
07/11/14: CCSSO Applauds FCC Steps to Modernize E-Rate

Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approving an E-Rate modernization order today.

 
07/07/14: CCSSO Executive Director Speaks at Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Equity

Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), spoke today at the U.S. Department of Education’s Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Equity. The following are his full prepared remarks from the discussion today.

 
06/23/14: Innovation Lab Network Publishes Roadmap to Competency-Based Education

The Innovation Lab Network and 2Revolutions published the Roadmap for Competency-based Systems: Leveraging Next Generation Technologies, a free, interactive tool to guide states and school districts as they work with stakeholder groups to implement a successful competency-based education system.

 
06/17/14: Common Core Validation Committee Co-Chair Lays Out Research Behind Higher Standards in New Paper

To assist states in answering questions about the Common Core, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) worked with David T. Conley, Co-Chair of the Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, to publish The Common Core State Standards: Insight into Their Development and Purpose.

 
06/09/14: Former CCSSO Executive Director Reaffirms State-Led Process to Develop Common Core State Standards

Gene Wilhoit, former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, released the following statement today to clarify the process used to develop the Common Core State Standards.

 
06/10/14: CCSSO and NPBEA Lead Effort to Refresh Model Standards for Education Leaders

Two national education organizations have launched a major effort to refresh model standards for education leaders to ensure leaders are better able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations of them.

 
06/06/14: CCSSO Executive Director Releases Statement on Oklahoma Legislation

Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, released the following statement after Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3399 into law.

 
06/02/14: Four Years Later, States Continue to Lead on Higher Standards

Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, released the following statement to mark the four-year anniversary of states working together to develop a set of consistent standards for proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. Because of this work, all states and the District of Columbia now are working to transition to higher academic standards.

 
04/30/14: Maryland Teacher Named 2014 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers announced today that Sean McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year. McComb, along with all 2014 State Teachers of the Year, will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on May 1, 2014.

 
04/23/14: CCSSO Hosts Briefing on Common Core Implementation

Wednesday April 23, CCSSO hosted state chiefs from Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico and Tennessee to talk about Common Core Implementation in their states.