Press Releases

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).

07/11/14: CCSSO Applauds FCC Steps to Modernize E-Rate

Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), applauds the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approving an E-Rate modernization order today.

07/07/14: CCSSO Executive Director Speaks at Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Equity

Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), spoke today at the U.S. Department of Education’s Roundtable Discussion on Teacher Equity. The following are his full prepared remarks from the discussion today.

06/23/14: Innovation Lab Network Publishes Roadmap to Competency-Based Education

The Innovation Lab Network and 2Revolutions published the Roadmap for Competency-based Systems: Leveraging Next Generation Technologies, a free, interactive tool to guide states and school districts as they work with stakeholder groups to implement a successful competency-based education system.