Press Releases

 
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.

 
10/02/17: State Education Chiefs Share Leadership on ESSA

Four state education chiefs today outlined how they are leading under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and shared the work underway in their states during a panel discussion hosted by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

 
09/21/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Massachusetts’s ESSA Plan

CCSSO releases a statement on the approval of Massachusetts’s plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
09/21/17: CCSSO to Host Discussion on How States Are Leading in the Age of ESSA

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced it is hosting a panel discussion on Monday, October 2 on how state chiefs are leading under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
09/18/17: States Submitting ESSA-Aligned Plans for Student Success

Today marks the second round of states submitting plans aligned to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), putting forth visions for their state education systems that were crafted with their parents, educators and students.