Council of Chief State School Officers

Bryan Station junior highlights importance of CTE at national conference

LaMargaret Johnson, a junior at Bryan Station High School (Fayette County), impressed upon a national audience of chief state school officers and educators the vital importance of strong career and technical education (CTE) programs in a speech in Washington, D.C., April 8.

By |2019-04-12T09:36:18-04:00April 12, 2019|

Focusing on the future of career education

School districts, postsecondary institutions and other entities are pooling their resources to create more opportunities for students through New Skills for Youth Kentucky.

By |2018-08-21T14:08:18-04:00December 5, 2017|

Kentucky awarded $2 million to improve career education

The Council of Chief State School Officers and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Jan. 11 that Kentucky is one of 10 states that will receive a $2 million grant to strengthen and expand career education pathways for students.

By |2019-03-19T13:58:52-04:00January 11, 2017|

Podcast series offers insights from state teachers of the year

The Northwest Evaluation Association and The Council of Chief State School Officers has released a new podcast series, “Leading from the Classroom,” in which the 2016 state teachers of the year share personal stories from the classroom. Each episode contains an individual testimonial of moments that solidified the teachers’ belief in the teaching profession. Through their stories, the speakers emphasize [...]

By |2017-01-04T11:08:57-05:00January 5, 2017|

Kentucky joins career readiness initiative

Kentucky is among a group of 17 states that committed to develop and execute a detailed plan to implement recommendations made in a report by the Council of Chief State School Officers Career Readiness Task Force

By |2018-11-21T13:38:25-05:00September 28, 2015|

Employers part of team on career readiness

Terry Holliday More than ever before, preparing students to become college- and career-ready (CCR) involves a close partnership among K-12 schools, higher education and the business world. Two events from December illustrate that point. The first involved the “career” aspect. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released a report urging that states take several steps to [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:23:29-05:00January 6, 2015|

Will it be politics as usual, or not?

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday As the dust settles from the election, there is much talk and speculation about the impact the election may have on public education in this country. At least that was a primary topic for discussion at the Council of Chief State School Officers Annual Policy Forum that I attended last week. Secretary of Education Arne [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:06:03-04:00November 18, 2014|

Holliday named president of state school chiefs

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has assumed the role of president of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). For the past year he served as the group’s president-elect. “I am proud and very humbled to serve this outstanding organization,” Holliday said. “If you look at the accomplishments of CCSSO over the last five to six years, you see [...]

By |2014-01-09T09:41:48-05:00January 9, 2014|

Kentucky selected for pilot program to better train teachers

Gov. Steve Beshear announced this week that the Kentucky has been named as one of seven states to participate in a two-year pilot program to train future teachers. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) created the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to help states ensure all new teachers are ready on the first day of their careers [...]

By |2013-10-24T09:43:37-04:00October 24, 2013|
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