Press Releases

 
08/31/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on California's ESSA Plan

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the following statement about the draft of California’s plan aligned with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
08/31/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Maine and Vermont ESSA Plans

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that two states – Maine and Vermont-- received approval on their state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
08/30/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Illinois, Oregon, Tennessee and District of Columbia ESSA Plans

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that three states – Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee -- and the District of Columbia have received approval on their state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

 
08/16/17: CCSSO Statement on Events in Charlottesville

CCSSO released a statement in light of the events that occurred recently in Charlottesville, Va. and the national discussion taking place following those events.

 
08/15/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Connecticut, Louisiana ESSA Plans

CCSSO releases statement on the approval of Connecticut and Louisiana's ESSA plans.

 
08/09/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Three ESSA Plans

CCSSO releases a statement after the Department of Education approved ESSA plans for Nevada, New Jersey and New Mexico.

 
08/01/17: CCSSO Statement on Approval of Delaware’s Plan

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the approval of Delaware’s state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

 
07/18/17: Mississippi Education Chief Testifies at House Committee Hearing

Mississippi Superintendent of Education and Council of Chief State School Officers President-Elect Carey Wright today testified at the House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), “ESSA Implementation: Exploring State and Local Reform Efforts.”

 
07/12/17: CCSSO Releases Statement on House Budget Proposal

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement about the House proposed FY2018 appropriations draft legislation.

 
07/07/17: CCSSO Releases RFP for Index to Aid Discovery of State Open Educational Resources

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) this week released a Request for Proposals for the creation, implementation, and operation of a Multi-state Metadata Index (MMI) that will aid states in the discovery of state Open Educational Resources.