Press Releases

 
03/17/14: CCSSO President Terry Holliday Delivers State of State Education Address

CCSSO President and Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Terry Holliday delivered an address before state leaders from across the country taking stock of the state of state education.

 
01/15/14: CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2014 National Teacher of the Year Award

Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced that educators from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia are finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. The National Teacher of the Year spends a year representing educators across the country and advocating on behalf of the teaching profession. Outside of their classrooms, the four finalists focus on sharing their knowledge with colleagues through mentorship, staff development and training opportunities to help ensure every teacher is equipped to prepare all of their students for success.

 
01/08/14: CCSSO to Continue OER Work

CCSSO's Education Data and Information Systems team will continue its work on Open Educational Resources (OER).

 
12/03/13: CCSSO Executive Director Releases Statement on 2012 PISA Results

CCSSO executive director Chris Minnich released the following statement in response to the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results released today.

 
11/17/13: CCSSO Welcomes 2014 President and Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced today the 2014-2015 CCSSO Board of Directors. Elections took place during the 2013 Annual Policy Forum and Business Meeting in Richmond. Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Education in Kentucky assumed the role of CCSSO president and June Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction in North Carolina was named president-elect.

 
11/14/13: CCSSO Statement on Waiver Extension Announcement

Today the US Department of Education announced that states will have the opportunity to apply for a one-year extension for approved ESEA flexibility plans. CCSSO executive director Chris Minnich released the following statement in response to the announcement.

 
11/07/13: CCSSO Statement on New NAEP Results

CCSSO executive director Chris Minnich released the following statement in response to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results released today.

 
10/23/13: Seven States Selected to Join Network for Transforming Educator Preparation

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announces today that 7 states have been selected to participate in a 2-year pilot focused on transforming educator preparation and entry systems to the profession. CCSSO created the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to support states ready to take action in three key policy areas to ensure all educators are ready on the first day of their career to prepare our students for college, work and life.

 
10/01/13: State Chiefs Set Criteria for 'High-Quality' Assessment

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has issued guidelines for test makers creating assessments for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English/language arts, urging them to adhere to key principles to create high quality assessments.

 
10/01/13: State Chiefs Release Criteria for High-Quality Assessment

States have raised the bar by adopting college- and career-ready standards, and are further exerting their leadership by committing to new criteria to ensure that new assessments match the rigor of their college- and career-ready (CCR) standards.