Press Releases

04/14/15: CCSSO Executive Director Endorses Bipartisan Senate ESEA Agreement

The executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers today endorsed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

04/07/15: Senators Announce ‘Excellent Bipartisan Bill’

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich says the Senate bill to reauthorize ESEA is an "excellent bipartisan bill".

04/02/15: CCSSO Releases Framework for Statewide Innovation

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is proud to release a new framework that state education leaders and policymakers can use to innovate and make sure every child graduates from high school prepared for college, careers and life.

04/01/15: CCSSO Executive Director Reacts to Commissioner Holliday’s Retirement

CCSSO Executive Director says Commissioner Holliday is one of the country's greatest education leaders.

03/31/15: Five States Receive Approval to Continue Accountability Systems

CCSSO applauds the continued flexibility states have received to move forward with state-developed accountability systems and calls on Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to keep these successful systems in place.

03/23/15: State Chiefs Discuss Education Priorities with President Obama

State school chiefs met with President Barack Obama to discuss ways to best support students in the nation’s public schools, and to urge the President to support a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year.

03/23/15: State Leaders Discuss Progress in Efforts to Maintain Quality, Reduce Testing Time for Students

Just months after the nation’s state and large-city district leaders announced efforts to evaluate the quality of assessments and eliminate any redundant tests, states are already making significant progress.

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.