Press Releases

 
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.

 
03/16/17: CCSSO Expresses Concern with President's Budget Proposal

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed federal budget blueprint.

 
03/13/17: CCSSO Issues Statement on Revised ESSA Template

CCSSO releases a statement about the U.S. Department of Education's revised template for state ESSA plans.

 
03/09/17: States Lead on Transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released the following statements after the U.S. Senate vote to overturn accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).