Press Releases

04/04/16: CCSSO Board President Tony Evers Delivers State of the States Address

The Council of Chief State School Officers’ Board President and Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers on Monday delivered a State of the States address, highlighting state leadership and the new opportunities afforded under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

04/01/16: CCSSO Ranks Among Best Places to Work

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) was named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For 2016, according to The Nonprofit Times.

03/30/16: States Awarded Grants to Improve Career Preparation Systems for Young People

In a sweeping commitment to ensure more young people graduate from high school prepared for college and well-paying careers, nearly half of the nation's states have been awarded a total of $2.5 million through JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s New Skills for Youth initiative.

03/28/16: Mississippi Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Mississippi Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey M. Wright will join its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

03/24/16: CCSSO Releases Strategies for High-Quality Early Education

The Council of Chief State School Officers today released Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education

03/22/16: CCSSO Member Testifies at House Committee Hearing

CCSSO Member and Georgia Deputy Superintendent Robert Swiggum is testifying at a House hearing on education research and privacy protections.

03/14/16: CCSSO Congratulates John King on Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, issued the following statement.

03/04/16: CCSSO President Appointed to Rulemaking Committee

Wisconsin Superintendent and CCSSO President Tony Evers has been appointed to serve on a committee to draft proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

03/02/16: CCSSO Announces SXSWedu Sessions on Career Readiness, Teaching and Personalized Learning

Learn how Louisiana’s state chief is elevating career readiness, how the 2015 National Teacher of the Year incorporates student voice into the classroom and how schools can build a personalized learning educator at the 2016 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

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.