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Press Release

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CCSSO Releases Statement on Oregon Chief's Announcement

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

Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2017) - Oregon Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor announced today he is resigning. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement:

"Salam Noor is a thoughtful leader who strived to engage all stakeholders in the work to improve Oregon's education system to better meet the needs of all students. We will miss his leadership at the state and national levels." 

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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.