Press Releases

 
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.

 
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