Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2018) – Carissa Moffat Miller, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), released the following statement on the passing of Michigan Superintendent Brian Whiston. The Michigan Department of Education released an announcement.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Brian Whiston. He has been a visionary leader in education at the state and national levels, and an important member of the CCSSO family. During his time as the State Superintendent in Michigan, he forged a new strategic vision for the state and worked to create a better path for all students throughout Michigan schools. We at CCSSO also appreciated his kindness and unending passion to do what is in the best interest of all kids.”
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.
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