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.
School districts, postsecondary institutions and other entities are pooling their resources to create more opportunities for students through New Skills for Youth Kentucky.
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.
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 [...]
State school leaders from across the country elected Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt to the Council of Chief State School Officers' Board of Directors during the group’s 2016 Annual Policy Forum in Baltimore.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]