Press Releases

 
09/23/16: CCSSO Supports Efforts to Expand OER

This week, CCSSO voiced support for the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed rule on an open licensing requirement for direct grant programs.

 
09/23/16: State Leaders Pleased with Guidance for English Learners under ESSA

The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance on English Learners and Title III under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and CCSSO is pleased that this guidance will support the important work already underway in states today.

 
09/21/16: Nevada Superintendent Urges Department to Revise Proposed ESSA Regulations

Steve Canavero Nevada Superintendent and Council of Chief State School Officers member, is testifying today in a subcommittee of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee to urge the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider its proposed regulations on the supplement not supplant provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 
09/13/16: CCSSO Applauds House Approval of CTE Legislation

As our state members are working to advance career readiness for all kids, CCSSO is pleased the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

 
08/31/16: CCSSO Releases Statement on Proposed Regulations

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released a statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed supplement not supplant regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
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.