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Thursday, September 07, 2017

CCSSO Releases Statement on Approval of Arizona’s ESSA Plan

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2017) - The U.S. Department of Education announced it has approved Arizona's plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Department has now approved plans for 13 states and the District of Columbia.

Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement: 

"Congratulations to Arizona on the approval of its state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Arizona worked with stakeholders to create a plan that will best serve the students of that state."


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.