Press Releases

03/31/15: Five States Receive Approval to Continue Accountability Systems

CCSSO applauds the continued flexibility states have received to move forward with state-developed accountability systems and calls on Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to keep these successful systems in place.

03/23/15: State Chiefs Discuss Education Priorities with President Obama

State school chiefs met with President Barack Obama to discuss ways to best support students in the nation’s public schools, and to urge the President to support a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year.

03/23/15: State Leaders Discuss Progress in Efforts to Maintain Quality, Reduce Testing Time for Students

Just months after the nation’s state and large-city district leaders announced efforts to evaluate the quality of assessments and eliminate any redundant tests, states are already making significant progress.

03/23/15: CCSSO Board President June Atkinson Delivers State of the States Address

The Council of Chief State School Officers’ Board President and North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson on Monday delivered a State of the States address, highlighting the great strides students are making in the nation’s public schools.

03/10/15: CCSSO Commits to Student Data Principles

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has joined more than 30 leading education organizations from across the country to sign on to the first-ever effort to articulate foundational principles that will guide the use and protections of student information.

03/06/15: CCSSO Announces 2014 National Teacher of the Year Presenting at SXSWedu

What does a student need from a teacher to be successful? It’s a question that 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb and Maryland Superintendent Lillian Lowery will explore at the SXSWedu® Conference & Festival.

03/05/15: New Hampshire Moves Forward with Accountability Pilot

The New Hampshire Department of Education announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to move forward with its accountability pilot in four school districts.

03/02/15: New Mexico Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera will join its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

02/27/15: CCSSO Executive Director Urges House to ‘Vote Soon’

Chris Minnich, the Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers issued the following statement after the House of Representatives postponed a vote on the Student Success Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

02/09/15: Celebrate Why You #LoveTeaching

Join the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) this week as we support teachers across the nation who are taking to blogs, social media, and other avenues to show why they #LoveTeaching.