Press Releases

 
11/15/17: CCSSO Director of Special Outcomes Nominated to US Department of Education Post

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich released a statement about the nomination of Johnny Collett as Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education.

 
11/15/17: CCSSO Announces 2017-18 Board of Directors

Mississippi Chief Carey Wright Assumes Presidency

 
11/14/17: CCSSO Board Selects Interim Executive Director, Search Firm

The Board of Directors of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) on Monday selected a firm to conduct a national search for a new executive director, and tapped CCSSO Deputy Executive Director Carissa Miller to serve as interim executive director in the new year.

 
10/27/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Withdrawn Federal Guidance

Council of Chief State School Officers Deputy Executive Director Carissa Miller today issued the following statement about the U.S. Department of Education's withdrawal of some subregulatory guidance.

 
10/23/17: CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich to Step Down

After nearly a decade working with state chiefs to improve educational opportunities for all students across the country, Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), will step down from his post in January. CCSSO’s Board of Directors is securing a search firm to select a successor for Minnich, who is in his fifth year as executive director.

 
10/23/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Virginia Chief’s Announcement

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich released a statement about the retirement of Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples.

 
10/13/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on South Dakota Chief's Announcement

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about the retirement of South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp.

 
10/11/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Oregon Chief's Announcement

CCSSO released a statement today on the leadership of Oregon Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor.

 
10/03/17: CCSSO Issues Statement on Nomination of Deputy Secretary of Education

The Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich issued the following statement about the nomination of Mick Zais as deputy Secretary of Education.

 
10/03/17: State Education Chiefs Testify at Senate Hearing on ESSA

Three state education chiefs today testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing, The Every Student Succeeds Act: Unleashing State Innovation.