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Press Release

Friday, August 28, 2015

CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Maryland Chief’s Announcement

Contact:Olympia Meolaolympia.meola@ccsso.org202-336-7071

Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2015) - Maryland Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery announced today that she is resigning from that position. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement: 

"Lillian Lowery's devotion to ensuring all children have a quality education has fueled decades of work, and made her a highly respected state schools chief. Dr. Lowery was a valuable member of CCSSO's Board of Directors, where she was a strong advocate for high academic standards and elevated career readiness programs, among other things. She is one of the nation's longest serving state school chiefs currently in office, and the perspective she brings will be missed. I wish Dr. Lowery all the best in her new role."  

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The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.