Education Workforce

The Education Workforce initiative focuses on what are arguably the most important factors in student achievement-effective teachers and leaders. CCSSO is calling for states to change the rules, encourage innovation, learn from other sectors, and apply new principles to transform these professions.

CCSSO is the key organization to lead comprehensive change in state education policies and practices, as chiefs often oversee a majority of the components of state human capital systems. Th...

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Education Workforce Programs

National and State Collaboration for Educator Effectiveness (NSCEE)    

National and State Collaboration for Educator Effectiveness (NSCEE)

Recognizing the challenges of change, chief state school officers called for opportunities to collaborate across states to pool talent and resources. To answer the call, CCSSO has organized a cross-state consortium on educator effectiveness. Together, we can shape the policies and practices that serve to improve the effectiveness of our nation's educators.

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)    

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC)

The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the preparation, licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers.

The National Teacher of the Year Program    

The National Teacher of the Year Program

The National Teacher of the Year program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching.

Developing and Supporting School-Ready Leaders    

Developing and Supporting School-Ready Leaders

Since 2000, the Council of Chief State School Officers has worked in partnership with The Wallace Foundation on supporting the differentiated and shared roles, responsibilities, and authority that our education leaders play in the 21st century learning context and improving the system that supports this new and collaborative type of work.

State Spotlight on Educator Preparation    

State Spotlight on Educator Preparation

Across the country, states are strengthening educator preparation to better support the challenging work that teachers do every day in the classroom. Here’s a glimpse into what those improvements look like in different states and how our students are benefitting.