Press Releases

 
08/28/15: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Maryland Chief’s Announcement

Maryland Superintendent announced today that she is resigning from that position.

 
08/21/15: CCSSO Releases Competencies for Personalized Teaching

The Council of Chief State School Officers and Jobs for the Future have developed a set of teacher competencies that any teacher, school, district or state can use during professional learning opportunities or in educator development programs.

 
08/12/15: CCSSO Executive Director Issues Statement on NY Results

Today, New York state released the results of its Spring 2015 assessments in mathematics and English language arts. This is the third year New York has administered assessments in grades 3-8 aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

 
08/10/15: CCSSO Proposes SXSWedu Sessions

The Council of Chief State School Officers proposed multiple sessions for the 2016 SXSWedu® Conference & Festival, ranging from personalized learning to digital resources.

 
07/30/15: CCSSO Commends Latest Action on ESEA

CCSSO today commended Chairman Lamar Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray and Chairman John Kline and Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott for quickly moving to advance reauthorization of the ESEA.

 
07/22/15: CCSSO Joins National Education Groups to Urge Further Action on ESEA

The Council of Chief State School Officers joined nine other education groups to call on Congress to keep the momentum to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act this year.

 
07/16/15: CCSSO Applauds Senate Action on ESEA Reauthorization

The Council of Chief State School Officers today applauded the U.S. Senate's approval of the Every Child Achieves Act.

 
07/14/15: CCSSO Opposes Senate Opt-Out Amendment

Chris Minnich, the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, today sent a letter to U.S. Senate leadership, expressing the organization's opposition to Amendment 2162 of the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177).

 
07/09/15: NAEP Study Is Encouraging for Students

CCSSO executive director says the results of the most recent NAEP Mapping State Proficiency Standards study is encouraging for students across the country.

 
07/08/15: CCSSO Joins Key Stakeholders in Opposing Opt-Out Amendment

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today joined nine other organizations in asking the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to vote against any amendment to Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization legislation that would weaken test participation requirements.