CCSSO Releases Statement on District of Columbia Chief

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Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2020) – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement about DC State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang’s departure.

“Hanseul Kang leaves a more than five-year record of success for the students of Washington, D.C. Under her leadership, District students have shown impressive academic growth, and Washington, D.C. has been a leader in crafting new school accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Hanseul also ensured the continued success of D.C.’s nation-leading early learning program. We wish Hanseul all the best in her new role and look forward to working with the new DC State Superintendent to provide equitable opportunities and ensure life-long success for all children in the nation’s capital.” 


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, Bureau of Indian Education, 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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