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March 23, 2015

In Speech to State Chiefs, Arne Duncan Worries About NCLB Rewrite Stalling

Any ESEA reauthorization proposal that simply passes on a party-line vote, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, is "not policy, that's politics," and he worried that progress on reauthorization will continue to stall.

March 23, 2015

State Chiefs to Members of Congress: Reauthorize ESEA Now

States need to count on a permanent federal education policy, the head of the Council of Chief State School Officers told the group's annual legislative conference Monday.

January 30, 2015

Major K-12 Groups to Congress: Keep Annual Tests in NCLB Rewrite

The biggest policy debate emerging in the reauthorization process is whether or not to preserve the law's annual testing requirements.

December 19, 2014

California Schools Chief in Country Video

California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson stars in a country and western style video, "California: We do things different." This deserves to go semi-viral.

October 30, 2014

In Defense of Educational Change

Casey: Shouldn't we take on directly "test and punish" accountability, rather than be diverted into a crusade against the common core?

October 09, 2014

Deadline Approaching to Contribute to New School Leaders' Standards

The standards—updated for the first time in six years—help guide preparation, training, and evaluation for principals, as well as state policy related to school leaders.

March 17, 2014

Shift E-Rate Dollars to 'Must-Have' Technologies, FCC Chairman Says

Funding critical improvements in school broadband requires a "walking away" from costly E-rate subsidies for outmoded technologies, Tom Wheeler tells the Council of Chief State School Officers.

June 07, 2013

Chiefs Group Terminates Role in Social Studies Framework

The Council of the Chief State School Officers cites the need to focus its energy on helping states implement common standards in mathematics and English/language arts.

April 11, 2013

Are NCLB Waivers, Common Core Creating New Markets, Innovations?

As states implement common core standards, new markets are opening for education materials, according to panelists at a software and industry association gathering.

January 17, 2013

Finalists Announced for 2013 National Teacher of the Year

The four finalists for the 2013 National Teacher of the Year have just been announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

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