Press Releases

 
03/01/16: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Alabama Chief’s Retirement

Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice announced today that he will retire from that position. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement.

 
 
02/26/16: CCSSO Supports State #GoOpen Initiatives

CCSSO voices support for the 13 states that announced #GoOpen initiatives today.

 
02/23/16: CCSSO Board President Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers has been asked to testify at the hearing, “ESSA Implementation in States and School Districts: Perspectives from Education Leaders.”

 
02/12/16: Celebrate Why You #LoveTeaching

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

 
02/10/16: CCSSO Member Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has been asked to testify at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education’s hearing, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.”

 
01/19/16: CCSSO Announces Investment to Advance State Career Readiness Pathways for Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is partnering with JPMorgan Chase and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) on a new grant opportunity to help states pursue bold plans to redesign and advance career pathways for students across the country.

 
01/12/16: CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award

Finalists for Nation’s Top Teaching Honor from CA, CT, OK and WA

 
01/11/16: CCSSO Submits Comment on ESSA Regulation and Guidance

The Council of Chief State School Officers today submitted comment on what regulation and guidance the U.S. Department of Education should issue to interpret the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
12/10/15: CCSSO Statement on Signing of Every Student Succeeds Act

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement after President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.