CCSSO Releases Statement on Nebraska Chief

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Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2022) – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement on the resignation of Nebraska Commissioner of Education Dr. Matthew Blomstedt. 

“Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt has shown extraordinary dedication to Nebraska’s students and a deep commitment to equity. At the start of his tenure, he led the development and implementation of a next-generation school accountability system that focuses on the needs of every student, every day. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing recovery, Matt has ably led his state, always with an eye on what is best for students, particularly students with disabilities.

In addition to his service to Nebraska, we are grateful for Matt’s five years of service on CCSSO’s Board of Directors, including a year as president of the Board during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the steady guidance and collegial demeanor he shared with fellow chiefs and the CCSSO staff despite the difficulty of the situation. I wish Matt the best in wherever his career takes him next.” 


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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