As of December 11, 2009, SchoolMatters is a service provided by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). CCSSO is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public. Through SchoolMatters, we are delighted to provide parents the resources they need to make informed decisions regarding their childrenĄ¯s education. Please visit our site at www.ccsso.org for more information.
Thank you for your continued support of SchoolMatters. You will see some changes in the near future as we work to enhance the site to better inform parents and the education community. SchoolMatters is part of a larger vision that CCSSO has in using technology and information to transform the nationĄ¯s education system. We eventually endeavor to help impact all levels of learning ¨C we hope to inform the work of students and teachers in our nationsĄ¯ classrooms, our members in state education agencies, and the considerations of policy makers and the public as we all contemplate how best to improve education worldwide.