Joseph Morton, State Superintendent of Education of the Alabama Department of Education, testified today on behalf of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on the need for an Education Jobs Fund.
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) welcomes Dr. Steven L. Paine, state superintendent of schools for West Virginia, as CCSSO’s Board President.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today released the first official public draft of the K-12 standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a process being led by governors and chief state school officers in 51 states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
On Monday, March 15, President Obama submitted a blueprint to Congress on how best to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). CCSSO believes this blueprint is responsive to state calls for reform of the No Child Left Behind Act and is a strong first step toward final reauthorization, which the Council has publicly called for since 2006.
With the pending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as a focal point, 48 states met at CCSSO's 2010 Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, to address pressing state education issues.
CCSSO applauds the Obama Administration’s proposal to increase resources for important state education priorities and for recognizing the vital role education plays in the economic prosperity of the country.