Press Releases

03/28/16: Mississippi Chief Joins CCSSO Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Mississippi Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey M. Wright will join its 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

03/24/16: CCSSO Releases Strategies for High-Quality Early Education

The Council of Chief State School Officers today released Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education

03/22/16: CCSSO Member Testifies at House Committee Hearing

CCSSO Member and Georgia Deputy Superintendent Robert Swiggum is testifying at a House hearing on education research and privacy protections.

03/14/16: CCSSO Congratulates John King on Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, issued the following statement.

03/04/16: CCSSO President Appointed to Rulemaking Committee

Wisconsin Superintendent and CCSSO President Tony Evers has been appointed to serve on a committee to draft proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

03/02/16: CCSSO Announces SXSWedu Sessions on Career Readiness, Teaching and Personalized Learning

Learn how Louisiana’s state chief is elevating career readiness, how the 2015 National Teacher of the Year incorporates student voice into the classroom and how schools can build a personalized learning educator at the 2016 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

03/01/16: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Alabama Chief’s Retirement

Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice announced today that he will retire from that position. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement.

02/26/16: CCSSO Supports State #GoOpen Initiatives

CCSSO voices support for the 13 states that announced #GoOpen initiatives today.

02/23/16: CCSSO Board President Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing

Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers has been asked to testify at the hearing, “ESSA Implementation in States and School Districts: Perspectives from Education Leaders.”