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Gene Wilhoit, CCSSO Executive Director Announces Retirement

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced today that executive director Gene Wilhoit will retire. The CCSSO board of directors has begun a national search for a successor. Wilhoit plans to remain at CCSSO until a new executive director assumes the post.

 

CA Teacher Named 2012 National Teacher of the Year

April 23, 2012, Washington, DC – The Council of Chief State School Officers announced today that Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th grade English teacher in California is the 62nd National Teacher of the Year. Mieliwocki, along with all 2012 State Teachers of the Year will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House, on Tuesday, April 24.

 

Media Availability: 2012 National Teacher of the Year Available for Interviews Monday, April 23, 2012, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

April 21, 2012, Washington, DC- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) will host a media availability with the 2012 National Teacher of the Year Monday April 23, 1:00 pm ¬- 2:30 pm ET. The 2012 National Teacher of the Year will be announced Monday, April 23.

 

CCSSO Announces Finalists for 2012 National Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced the four finalists for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year today. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the program, which honors educators representing the teaching profession as their State Teacher of the Year. This prestigious program allows teachers from across the country to collaborate with policy makers at every level and advocate on behalf of the teaching profession.

 

CCSSO Welcomes New President and Board of Directors

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced today the 2011-2012 CCSSO Board of Directors. Elections took place during the 2011 Annual Policy Forum and Business Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Idaho was sworn in as CCSSO president and Mitchell Chester, Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts was named president-elect.

 

Maryland High School Chemistry Teacher Named 2011 National Teacher of the Year

CCSSO announced today that Michelle Shearer, a high school chemistry teacher in Frederick, Maryland, is the 61st National Teacher of the Year. Shearer and all of the 2011 State Teachers of the Year will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House Tuesday, May 3.

 

CCSSO RELEASES MODEL CORE TEACHING STANDARDS

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) releases today the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue. The standards, a state-led effort, represent clear expectations about what all teachers should know and be able to do if they are to improve achievement of our next generation of students and are intended to set the foundation for educators, states, and policymakers to achieve their education reform goals.

 

CCSSO and the Asia Society Release Book on Global Competence

CCSSO, the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning, and the Smithsonian will host a release of Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World on Wednesday, April 27 at the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

 

CCSSO Launches Technical Expertise Exchange

CCSSO will be collaborating directly with states, business partners, and recognized experts in the procurement field to develop common information requests that best help states understand the capacity, expertise, and innovative ideas that providers can offer as states move forward in implementing ambitious reform agendas.

 

CCSSO to Join Education Officials from Around the World at International Summit on the Teaching Profession March 16-17

CCSSO to Join Education Officials from Around the World at International Summit on the Teaching Profession March 16-17