Press Releases

 
06/16/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on U.S. Department of Education’s ESSA Feedback

The Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about peer review of state plans submitted under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
06/15/17: Nevada Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced that Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero will join its 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

 
05/23/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement about President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

 
05/11/17: States Receive Grants to Boost Educator Engagement on ESSA

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced that 18 states have secured a combined $95,000 in grant funding to foster meaningful engagement with educators around the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
05/03/17: 2017 National Teacher of the Year Launches Year of Service

“All of our students deserve to experience school as a place where they can be transformed and where they can do transformative work,” 2017 National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee said in her first address after being named Teacher of the Year.

 
04/20/17: Massachusetts Teacher Named 2017 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers announced that Sydney Chaffee, a high school teacher in Boston, MA is the 2017 National Teacher of the Year.

 
04/03/17: States Submitting ESSA-Aligned Plans for Student Success

Many states are submitting plans aligned to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in the April submission window, and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the following statement.

 
04/01/17: CCSSO Ranks Among Best Places to Work

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has been named one of the 2017 Best Nonprofits to Work For, according to The NonProfit Times.

 
03/20/17: CCSSO Honors Haycock for Lifetime of Service to Children

The Council of Chief State School Officers today honored Kati Haycock, founder of Education Trust, with the Council's 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

 
03/20/17: CCSSO Board President Melody Schopp Outlines Presidential Platform, Delivers State of the States Address

The Council of Chief State School Officers Board President and South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp today outlined her presidential platform to elevate and improve teaching.