CCSSO Releases Statement on Kentucky Chief

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Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2018) – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Executive Director Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement after Kentucky Commissioner Stephen Pruitt announced his resignation Tuesday. 

“Stephen Pruitt has been a dedicated, authentic leader for the students of Kentucky. During his time as state chief, he has remained focused on doing what is best for children, from closing the achievement gap and increasing career pathways to rethinking how to deliver assessments. When a tragic shooting took place at Marshall County High School earlier this year, Commissioner Pruitt drove to Benton and worked alongside community members to help those students and families affected by the shooting. That’s the kind of leader he is.” 

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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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