• May 2022

CCSSO's 2021 Annual Report: A Year of Perseverance and Purpose

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For almost a century CCSSO has had the honor of bringing together dedicated leaders and exceptional ideas to ensure that all students participating in our public education system -- regardless of background -- graduate prepared for college, careers, and life.

  • April 2019

States Leading April 2019

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In this month's States Leading newsletter, we highlight social-emotional learning initiatives, a new FAFSA online tool, and turnaround strategies for K-12 school improvement. 

  • April 2019

States Leading: March 2019

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In this month's States Leading newsletter, we highlight school safety initiatives around the country, a Parent Dashboard in New York, and much more. 

Visit StatesLeading.org and follow #StatesLeading on social media to learn more and join the conversation.

  • September 2018

States Leading: Improving Literacy


With NAEP data showing stagnant reading proficiency rates since 2015, states are equipping educators to support students with the literacy skills they need to learn and succeed.

  • July 2018

States Leading: Reducing Summer Slide

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Too often, students are less proficient on the first day of school than they were on the last day of the previous school year.  However, this "summer slide" can be prevented with interventions aimed at keeping students engaged and learning over the summer