Press Releases

 
01/21/15: CCSSO Member Testifies at Senate HELP Hearing

CCSSO Member and New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner Paul Leather Testifies at Senate HELP hearing on testing and accountability today.

 
01/15/15: CCSSO Publishes Framework for Innovative Accountability Models

Aligned with CCSSO's priorities for reauthorizing ESEA, the Council has released a new resource to help guide states interested in pursuing innovative assessment and accountability models.

 
01/14/15: CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2015 National Teacher of the Year Award

CCSSO has announced the four finalists for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. One of them will be named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year in April, spending a year traveling the nation to represent educators and advocate on behalf of teachers.

 
01/14/15: Chairman Alexander's Draft Bill Is A 'Good Start'

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich says Chairman Alexander’s draft bill to reauthorize ESEA is ‘a good start’ and applauds Sen. Alexander for beginning the critical conversation.

 
01/13/15: CCSSO Signs On as Data Privacy Champion

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is proud to announce it is an official Champion of Data Privacy Day.

 
12/11/14: State School Chiefs Applaud FCC Action to Expand Connectivity

The Council of Chief State School Officers commends the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its action today to advance educational opportunity by modernizing the E-Rate program. 

 
01/09/15: CCSSO Outlines Priorities for ESEA Reauthorization

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today outlined its priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

 
12/10/14: CCSSO Congratulates John King on New Position

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about John King's move to the U.S. Department of Education

 
12/01/14: States Announce Actions to Close the Skills Gap for All Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released a series of actions states are taking to close the skills gap and make sure more students graduate from high school prepared for successful careers.

 
11/13/14: CCSSO Releases Statement on Process for States to Renew ESEA Waivers

CCSSO releases statement about the new process for states to renew waivers they have from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).