Press Releases

12/10/14: CCSSO Congratulates John King on New Position

CCSSO Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about John King's move to the U.S. Department of Education

12/01/14: States Announce Actions to Close the Skills Gap for All Students

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released a series of actions states are taking to close the skills gap and make sure more students graduate from high school prepared for successful careers.

11/13/14: CCSSO Releases Statement on Process for States to Renew ESEA Waivers

CCSSO releases statement about the new process for states to renew waivers they have from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

10/27/14: CCSSO Releases Statement on Apple’s ConnectEd Grants

CCSSO Executive Director releases statement in support of Apple's ConnectEd grants for 114 schools.

10/15/14: Chief State School Officers and Urban School Leaders Announce Joint Effort to Improve Student Testing

The leaders of state and large-city school districts today announced a joint effort to evaluate and improve the quality and quantity of student assessments in public schools across the nation.

10/07/14: CCSSO Supports Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy

CCSSO supports the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association’s commitments to guard student data.

10/03/14: CCSSO Releases Statement on Kentucky Assessment Results

Chris Minnich, executive director of CCSSO, says Kentucky’s results are early signs that we are on the right track with the Common Core State Standards.

09/15/14: CCSSO and NPBEA Seek Public Comment on Draft Refreshed Standards for Education Leaders

Two national education organizations are seeking feedback from the public on draft refreshed standards for education leaders that aim to ensure district and school leaders are able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations.

08/14/14: CCSSO Releases Statement on New York Assessment Results

Today, New York state released the results of its Spring 2014 assessments in mathematics and English language arts. This is the second year New York has administered assessments in grades 3-8 aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released a statement.

08/05/14: CCSS Forward: State Resources and Success Stories to Implement the Common Core

States across the nation are collaborating to develop tools and resources to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).