Press Releases

03/14/16: CCSSO Congratulates John King on Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, issued the following statement.

03/04/16: CCSSO President Appointed to Rulemaking Committee

Wisconsin Superintendent and CCSSO President Tony Evers has been appointed to serve on a committee to draft proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

03/02/16: CCSSO Announces SXSWedu Sessions on Career Readiness, Teaching and Personalized Learning

Learn how Louisiana’s state chief is elevating career readiness, how the 2015 National Teacher of the Year incorporates student voice into the classroom and how schools can build a personalized learning educator at the 2016 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

03/01/16: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Alabama Chief’s Retirement

Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice announced today that he will retire from that position. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement.

02/26/16: CCSSO Supports State #GoOpen Initiatives

CCSSO voices support for the 13 states that announced #GoOpen initiatives today.

02/23/16: CCSSO Board President Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers has been asked to testify at the hearing, “ESSA Implementation in States and School Districts: Perspectives from Education Leaders.”

02/12/16: Celebrate Why You #LoveTeaching

Please join the Council of Chief State School Officers this week as we support teachers across the nation who are taking to blogs, social media, and other avenues to show why they #LoveTeaching.

02/10/16: CCSSO Member Testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has been asked to testify at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education’s hearing, “Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control.”

01/19/16: CCSSO Announces Investment to Advance State Career Readiness Pathways for Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is partnering with JPMorgan Chase and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) on a new grant opportunity to help states pursue bold plans to redesign and advance career pathways for students across the country.