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CCSSO Announces 2011 National Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced the four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year today. The National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the ING Foundation and Target, is a project of CCSSO in partnership with University of Phoenix and People to People Ambassador Programs.

 

State K-12 Education Officials and Higher Ed Leaders Announce Partnership to Implement Common Core State Standards

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) announced today that they have formed a partnership to promote broad implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics. The groups recognize collaboration is essential to effective implementation of the CCSS.

 

NCATE and TEAC Consolidate to Form Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

On October 25 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) announced they would consolidate to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a new unified educator accrediting body.

 

CCSSO Responds to Notice of Proposed Priorities

CCSSO submitted a formal response to the U.S. Department of Education (ED)’s Notice of Proposed Priorities (NPP) for future discretionary grant programs, expressing support for ED’s decision to outline a comprehensive reform agenda designed to better allocate limited federal resources.

 

CCSSO to Conduct Focus Group Training Webinars for Model Core Teaching Standards

CCSSO recently released a draft of new core teaching standards. The release of the standards signals the beginning of the public comment period which will run until October 15, 2010, during which time CCSSO seeks broad input on the draft standards from the education community and the public at large.

 

CCSSO Concludes a Successful 2010 Summer Institute

The 2010 Summer Institute was focused on building comprehensive state systems of educator support, development, and effectiveness. The institute began with a full day collaborative meeting between chief state school officers and state higher education executive officers (SHEEOs), focused on building stronger relationships between K-12 and higher education. Chiefs and SHEEOs also engaged in a working session with federal education leaders, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, to further strengthen the state and federal partnership.

 

CCSSO Releases Core Teaching Standards for Public Comment

CCSSO has released for public comment new draft core teaching standards for public comment. The release of the standards signals the beginning of the public comment period which will run until October 15, 2010, during which time CCSSO seeks broad input from the education community and the public at large.

 

Registration Open for CCSSO's 2010 Summer Institute

Registration is now open for CCSSO's 2010 Summer Institute. The Summer Institute will provide chiefs and deputies with the opportunity to engage in professional development centered on developing a high quality education workforce.

 

Iowa High School English Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year at White House Ceremony

Sarah Brown Wessling was named the 2010 National Teacher of the Year by President Obama at a White House Ceremony on April 29. Wessling was recognized for her passion, her innovative focus on her learners, and the equal passion she devotes to mentoring others new to the profession. Also recognized at this event were the 2010 state teachers of the year.

 

Iowa High School English Teacher to Be Named National Teacher of the Year at White House Ceremony

Because of her passion for her subject, her innovative focus on her learners and the equal passion she devotes to mentoring others new to the profession, Wessling will be named 2010 National Teacher of the Year by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on April 29, 2010. Also recognized at this event will be the 2010 state teachers of the year.