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.
The chief state school officers (chiefs) who lead state education agencies (SEAs) come from a wide range of backgrounds and ideologies, but share a common purpose: making sure all students participating in our public education system-regardless of background-graduate prepared for college, careers, and life. Individually, chiefs take different approaches to improving schools, but as the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), we support chiefs to work collectively in the many areas of...
Through the Leadership Academy, chief state school officers and their senior leadership teams will find trusted support and guidance to support leadership development and build capacity to help them navigate challenges and turn what may seem like overwhelming challenges into manageable ones.
Through CCSSO’s Career Readiness Initiative, CCSSO will support states as they align K-12 career programming with the high-skill, high-demand needs of business and industry to better prepare students for success in postsecondary.
Too often, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students fail to graduate from high school on time and prepared for success in high-quality careers or colleges. On June 3, 2015, CCSSO convened a discussion with state leaders, federal officials, and the National Indian Education Association to discuss how to improve educational outcomes for American Indian students.