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Council of Chief State School Officers

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) builds the capacity of chief state school officers and state education agencies to develop, fund and improve the quality of early childhood programs and kindergarten-third grade education. Their goals are to prevent achievement gaps for low income, at-risk children and improve early learning outcomes for all children. CCSSO convenes state program managers and researchers to work on child and program quality standards, assessments, data systems, accountability, and workforce initiatives.

Alliance-Funded Support for State Advocacy

  • Develop resource guides for chief state school officers, especially those new to their role, that help them improve their early learning strategies and their alignment with the K-12 system. Topics will be based on priorities from the most recent 2020 membership survey, communications from recent webinars, and current and emerging challenges, such as those related to the pandemic.