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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

CCSSO Issues Statement on Nomination of Deputy Secretary of Education

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

Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2017) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich issued the following statement about the nomination of Mick Zais as deputy Secretary of Education.

"A former state chief would bring important perspective to the U.S. Department of Education, especially in such a key position. State chiefs are working to deliver an equitable education to all kids under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and I look forward to working with Dr. Zais and the U.S. Department of Education to support our nation's students." 


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.