Press Releases

 
08/15/16: CCSSO Proposes SXSWedu Sessions

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) proposed three sessions for the 2017 SXSWedu® Conference & Festival, including a session on the power of Open Educational Resources (OER), a session on service learning with 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes and a session on innovative assessments.

 
07/14/16: Kentucky Education Commissioner Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

This morning, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will hold a hearing on the proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
07/13/16: 50-State Scan Reveals Promising Trends in Nation’s Teacher Preparation Programs

Majority of states focused on improving program evaluation systems

 
07/06/16: CCSSO Releases Letter Supporting Career Readiness Legislation

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today sent a letter in support of the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act."

 
07/06/16: CCSSO Releases Statement on ESSA Regulations

The Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement today about the negotiated rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as regulations for the Innovative Assessment and Accountability Demonstration Authority under ESSA.

 
06/23/16: Kentucky Education Commissioner Testifies at House Committee Hearing

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt has been invited to provide testimony at the hearing “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Examining Recent Efforts to Implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.”

 
06/21/16: New Career Readiness Resource Center Provides Research, Policies and Tools

Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Advance CTE announced the Learning that Works Resource Center compiling research, tools and polices around Career Technical Education (CTE) and career readiness.

 
05/18/16: CCSSO President Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) President and Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers has been invited to provide testimony at the hearing "ESSA Implementation: Perspectives from Education Stakeholder."

 
05/10/16: Public Comment Period Opens for National Educational Leadership Preparation Standards

Drafters Seek Feedback on Expectations for Building and District Leaders

 
05/03/16: President Obama Recognizes State and National Teachers of the Year

President Barack Obama today honored 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes and the State Teachers of the Year from across the country in a ceremony at the White House.