Press Releases

 
11/03/15: CCSSO Reaffirms State Leadership to Improve Accountability Systems

The Council of Chief State School Officers today reaffirmed the commitment of states to design more advanced accountability systems that better meet the needs of all students.

 
11/02/15: CCSSO Joins National Education Groups to Continue to Push Congress to Get ESEA Done

CCSSO joined nine education organizations to launch a digital advertising campaign calling on Congress to finish the job of revising No Child Left Behind.

 
10/30/15: CCSSO Supports Effort to Expand Dual Credit Opportunities

CCSSO supports the U.S. Department of Education’s recent effort to develop an experiment that will provide federal Pell grant funds to high school students taking college coursework in high school for credit.

 
10/28/15: CCSSO Executive Director’s Statement on 2015 NAEP Results

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released a statement about the 2015 NAEP State and National Results in Mathematics and Reading.

 
10/26/15: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Student Assessment Report

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about a new report on student assessment from the Council of the Great City Schools.

 
10/23/15: National Policy Board Approves Final Professional Standards for Educational Leaders

The National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) voted unanimously to approve new, refreshed standards for educational leaders.

 
10/15/15: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Texas Chief’s Announcement

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced today that he will step down from that position. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement.

 
10/02/15: CCSSO Executive Director's Statement on Secretary Arne Duncan

Chris Minnich, executive director of CCSSO, released the following statement about Secretary Duncan's departure.

 
09/28/15: CCSSO Announces State Action to Advance Career Pathways

Seventeen states are committing to reset career education by adding rigor and value to programs preparing high school graduates for high-skilled, high-demand jobs.

 
09/25/15: CCSSO Executive Director is ‘enthusiastic’ on ESEA reauthorization

In light of the news that Speaker Boehner is stepping down, Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), said he is enthusiastic about ESEA reauthorization.