Press Releases

 
08/15/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Connecticut, Louisiana ESSA Plans

CCSSO releases statement on the approval of Connecticut and Louisiana's ESSA plans.

 
08/09/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Three ESSA Plans

CCSSO releases a statement after the Department of Education approved ESSA plans for Nevada, New Jersey and New Mexico.

 
08/01/17: CCSSO Statement on Approval of Delaware’s Plan

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the approval of Delaware’s state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 
07/18/17: Mississippi Education Chief Testifies at House Committee Hearing

Mississippi Superintendent of Education and Council of Chief State School Officers President-Elect Carey Wright today testified at the House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts.”

 
07/12/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on House Budget Proposal

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement about the House proposed FY2018 appropriations draft legislation.

 
07/07/17: CCSSO Releases RFP for Index to Aid Discovery of State Open Educational Resources

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) this week released a Request for Proposals for the creation, implementation, and operation of a Multi-state Metadata Index (MMI) that will aid states in the discovery of state Open Educational Resources.

 
06/28/17: CCSSO Member Testifies on Importance of Data, Research and Privacy

The Chief Research and Strategy Officer for the Tennessee Department of Education and a member of the Council of Chief State School Officers, testified at a House subcommittee hearing on education research and student privacy.

 
06/27/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Passing of Massachusetts Chief

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement on the passing of Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester.

 
06/21/17: CCSSO Releases Principles of Effective School Improvement

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released a set of principles to inform how states design effective systems to improve low-performing schools and provide an equitable education for all students.

 
06/16/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on U.S. Department of Education’s ESSA Feedback

The Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about peer review of state plans submitted under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).