Press Releases

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.

07/08/15: CCSSO Applauds House Action on ESEA Reauthorization

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives began debate on the Student Success Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA). CCSSO voices support for the House taking action to reauthorize ESEA.

07/07/15: CCSSO Joins State, Local Officials to Urge ESEA Reauthorization

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has joined organizations representing state and local officials to urge the U.S. Senate to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and approve the Every Child Achieves Act.

07/07/15: CCSSO Supports a Bipartisan Approach to Accountability in ESEA Reauthorization

CCSSO released a statement today to outline its support for a bipartisan approach to accountability in ESEA reauthorization.

07/01/15: CCSSO Executive Director ‘saddened’ by the loss of Dr. Ronald Thorpe

CCSSO executive director issues statement on the loss of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards president and CEO Dr. Ronald Thorpe.

06/29/15: Delaware Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy will join its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

06/25/15: CCSSO Supports Expansion of Presidential Scholars Program

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) voiced support for President Barack Obama's recent action to expand the Presidential Scholars program, creating a new category that recognizes outstanding scholars in career and technical education.

06/24/15: CCSSO Outlines Successful Actions to Prepare All Educators to Help Students with Disabilities Succeed

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released Promises to Keep, a series of key steps every state can take to prepare new educators to help students with disabilities and other struggling learners meet rigorous college- and career-ready standards.