Press Releases

 
04/20/17: Massachusetts Teacher Named 2017 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers announced that Sydney Chaffee, a high school teacher in Boston, MA is the 2017 National Teacher of the Year.

 
04/03/17: States Submitting ESSA-Aligned Plans for Student Success

Many states are submitting plans aligned to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in the April submission window, and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the following statement.

 
04/01/17: CCSSO Ranks Among Best Places to Work

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has been named one of the 2017 Best Nonprofits to Work For, according to The NonProfit Times.

 
03/20/17: CCSSO Honors Haycock for Lifetime of Service to Children

The Council of Chief State School Officers today honored Kati Haycock, founder of Education Trust, with the Council's 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

 
03/20/17: CCSSO Board President Melody Schopp Outlines Presidential Platform, Delivers State of the States Address

The Council of Chief State School Officers Board President and South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp today outlined her presidential platform to elevate and improve teaching.

 
03/16/17: CCSSO Expresses Concern with President's Budget Proposal

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed federal budget blueprint.

 
03/13/17: CCSSO Issues Statement on Revised ESSA Template

CCSSO releases a statement about the U.S. Department of Education's revised template for state ESSA plans.

 
03/09/17: States Lead on Transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released the following statements after the U.S. Senate vote to overturn accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
03/02/17: CCSSO Releases Recommendations for Valuing College and Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Education Strategy Group (ESG) released a series of recommendations to support states as they develop accountability systems that value college and career readiness and better support all students in achieving success after high school.

 
02/27/17: CCSSO Announces SXSWedu Sessions on Service Learning, Open Educational Resources and Assessment Redesign

How can educators engage students in service learning? What does an innovative assessment look like? And what is the potential power of open educational resources? Explore the answers to these questions and others, including whether teaching is an art, science -- or both, at the SXSWedu® Conference & Festival March 6-9 in Austin, TX.