Press Releases

 
02/03/15: CCSSO 'Pleased' to See Chiefs' Priorities Reflected in Chairman Kline's Bill

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), submitted a letter to Chairman Kline today, offering support for the legislation he introduced to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

 
02/03/15: Louisiana Assistant Superintendent Testifies at Senate Roundtable

Ken Bradford, assistant superintendent in Louisiana, voiced support for many of the same priorities in the reauthorization of ESEA as outlined by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), including funding flexibility and the need for annual assessments.

 
01/30/15: CCSSO Joins Education, Business Groups to Reaffirm the Need for Annual Assessments

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) co-signed a letter today with leaders in the education, business and civil rights communities, affirming the need for annual assessments as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

 
01/27/15: CCSSO Past President to Testify at Senate Hearing

Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education and Past President of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), has been asked to testify at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing today to discuss the role of supporting teachers and school leaders through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

 
01/26/15: CCSSO Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced two new members have joined its 2014-2015 Board of Directors

 
01/21/15: CCSSO Member Testifies at Senate HELP Hearing

CCSSO Member and New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner Paul Leather Testifies at Senate HELP hearing on testing and accountability today.

 
01/15/15: CCSSO Publishes Framework for Innovative Accountability Models

Aligned with CCSSO's priorities for reauthorizing ESEA, the Council has released a new resource to help guide states interested in pursuing innovative assessment and accountability models.

 
01/14/15: CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2015 National Teacher of the Year Award

CCSSO has announced the four finalists for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. One of them will be named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year in April, spending a year traveling the nation to represent educators and advocate on behalf of teachers.

 
01/14/15: Chairman Alexander's Draft Bill Is A 'Good Start'

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich says Chairman Alexander’s draft bill to reauthorize ESEA is ‘a good start’ and applauds Sen. Alexander for beginning the critical conversation.

 
01/13/15: CCSSO Signs On as Data Privacy Champion

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is proud to announce it is an official Champion of Data Privacy Day.