Chiefs and state education agencies are already leading the way on college- and career-ready standards and transparent accountability and now need room for innovation and flexibility in how we achieve those standards.
Legislation & Advocacy
As the national voice of the Chief State School Officers in all 50 states and U.S. Territories, CCSSO represents its membership by coordinating consensus on federal education matters before the Administration, Congress, and the U.S. Department of Education.
CCSSO provides thoughtful, pragmatic, analysis of the implications and opportunities federal education policies, including all major federal laws and grant opportunities, have on state education agencies. CCSSO prepares testimony f...
Chiefs strongly believe that education is the single most important investment in the future of individuals and our nation. To promote excellence and equity for all students, we need increased support for key formula programs, like Title I and IDEA, as well as in new competitive grants that push education reform forward.
CCSSO is working to broaden the concept of state capacity and ensure real investment in state systems and infrastructure to breakdown the stove pipes of federal funding.