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Monday, October 23, 2017

CCSSO Releases Statement on Virginia Chief’s Announcement

Contact:Olympia Meolaolympia.meola@ccsso.org202-336-7071

Washington, D.C. (October 23, 2017) -- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Chris Minnich released the following statement about the retirement of Virginia  Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples. 

"Steven Staples has championed the importance of continuous improvement for all schools, believing that even high-performing schools must continue to strive for excellence for all students." 

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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.