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Friday, November 06, 2015

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

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

Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2015) - Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard Ross today announced that he plans to retire on Dec. 31. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement:

"As a teacher, principal, district superintendent, and as a chief, Richard Ross has spent a career ensuring the students of Ohio have a high quality education preparing them for success in life after high school.  Superintendent Ross was a champion for improving early literacy through a focus on all students reading by third grade. His leadership will be missed, but I wish him all the best in the future."

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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.