Two national education organizations have launched a major effort to refresh model standards for education leaders to ensure leaders are better able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations of them.
Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, released the following statement after Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3399 into law.
Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, released the following statement to mark the four-year anniversary of states working together to develop a set of consistent standards for proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. Because of this work, all states and the District of Columbia now are working to transition to higher academic standards.
The Council of Chief State School Officers announced today that Sean McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year. McComb, along with all 2014 State Teachers of the Year, will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on May 1, 2014.
Wednesday April 23, CCSSO hosted state chiefs from Maryland, North Carolina, New Mexico and Tennessee to talk about Common Core Implementation in their states.
CCSSO President and Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Terry Holliday delivered an address before state leaders from across the country taking stock of the state of state education.
Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced that educators from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia are finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. The National Teacher of the Year spends a year representing educators across the country and advocating on behalf of the teaching profession. Outside of their classrooms, the four finalists focus on sharing their knowledge with colleagues through mentorship, staff development and training opportunities to help ensure every teacher is equipped to prepare all of their students for success.
CCSSO's Education Data and Information Systems team will continue its work on Open Educational Resources (OER).
CCSSO executive director Chris Minnich released the following statement in response to the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results released today.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced today the 2014-2015 CCSSO Board of Directors. Elections took place during the 2013 Annual Policy Forum and Business Meeting in Richmond. Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Education in Kentucky assumed the role of CCSSO president and June Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction in North Carolina was named president-elect.