CCSSO Releases Statement on New Mexico Chief

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Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2021) – The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement about the departure of New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart:

“Ryan Stewart has been a strong, steady leader for students in New Mexico during one of the most challenging years. Under his leadership, he prioritized equity and strived to ensure every student’s academic, physical health, mental health, and wellbeing needs were met. He has revamped the state’s assessment, accountability and teacher evaluation systems. His leadership to create the innovative Family Income Index has the potential to influence state funding policies across the nation. We wish him all the best in his next endeavor and look forward to working with the new Secretary of Education in New Mexico to build on these successes and support every student across the state.”


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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