Press Releases

 
03/23/15: CCSSO Board President June Atkinson Delivers State of the States Address

The Council of Chief State School Officers’ Board President and North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson on Monday delivered a State of the States address, highlighting the great strides students are making in the nation’s public schools.

 
03/10/15: CCSSO Commits to Student Data Principles

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has joined more than 30 leading education organizations from across the country to sign on to the first-ever effort to articulate foundational principles that will guide the use and protections of student information.

 
03/06/15: CCSSO Announces 2014 National Teacher of the Year Presenting at SXSWedu

What does a student need from a teacher to be successful? It’s a question that 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb and Maryland Superintendent Lillian Lowery will explore at the SXSWedu® Conference & Festival.

 
03/05/15: New Hampshire Moves Forward with Accountability Pilot

The New Hampshire Department of Education announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to move forward with its accountability pilot in four school districts.

 
03/02/15: New Mexico Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera will join its 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

 
02/27/15: CCSSO Executive Director Urges House to ‘Vote Soon’

Chris Minnich, the Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers issued the following statement after the House of Representatives postponed a vote on the Student Success Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

 
02/09/15: Celebrate Why You #LoveTeaching

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

 
02/05/15: FTC Issues Guidance to Clarify COPPA and Online Tests

The Federal Trade Commission issued guidance in January to explain that COPPA doesn’t apply to online tests administered by public schools.

 
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.