Council of Chief State School Officers


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials. Its goal is to provide an equitable education to every child by focusing on six specific areas: (1) implementing high expectations for each student, (2) creating multiple pathways for student success, (3) providing high-quality instruction and educational support, (4) continuously improving schools for each student, (5) leading effective state agencies, and (6) providing a strategic and supportive CCSSO. CCSSO staff, Dr. Kathleen Airhart and Kaylan Connally, will support knowledge development and universal dissemination activities for the PROGRESS Center, including a scan of state policies related to providing high-quality educational programming.