Educational Institutions

Council of Chief State School Officers

  • Washington, DC
  • www.ccsso.org

Mission Statement

The Council's Mission: CCSSO, through leadership, advocacy, and service, assists chief state school officers and their organizations in achieving the vision of an American education system that enables all children to succeed in school, work, and life.

Service Areas

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National

Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

ruling year

1949

Principal Officer since 2006

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Dr. Gene Wilhoit

Keywords

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developing next-generation accountability systems to dramatically improve student achievement

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EIN

53-0198090

 Number

0674023786

Also Known As

CCSSO

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Council research and expertise enable us to provide rapid-response technical assistance to our members, as well as to furnish valuable and reliable information for ongoing data collection, longitudinal studies, best practices, and education initiatives.

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Service Areas

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National

Throughout the United States, located in Washington DC

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COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Council of Chief State School Officers

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Gene Wilhoit

BIO

Gene Wilhoit assumed his role as executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in November of 2006 having spent his entire professional career serving education at the local, state, and national levels. Gene began his career as a social studies teacher in Ohio and Indiana. He served as a program director in the Indiana Department of Education, an administrator in Kanawha County West Virginia, and a special assistant in the U.S. Department of Education before assuming the position of executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education ( SBE), which he held 1986-1993. From 1994 to 2006, Gene led two state education agencies, as director of the Arkansas Department of Education and as deputy commissioner and commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education. In those positions, he shepherded finance reform, led equity initiatives, designed and implemented assessment and accountability systems, advanced nationally recognized preschool and technology programs, and reorganized state agencies to focus on service and support. Gene holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and economics from Georgetown College and a master's in teaching, political science, and economics from Indiana University, Bloomington. Wilhoit has also studied education administration at West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He is a member of numerous education organizations, has served on national and state commissions, and has written and spoken on a variety of education issues. He and his wife, Rebecca Campbell Wilhoit, have three children, Christopher, Kara, and Jason.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Dr. Tom Houlihan is the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, a nonprofit association dedicated to the improvement of education and located in Washington, DC. The Council represents the nation's education chiefs and state education agencies through advocacy, service, and leadershiDr. Houlihan serves on numerous boards and commissions. He serves on the board of directors for the Center for State Scholars, National Center for Education Accountability, and also serves as national chair of the State Leadership Initiative funded by the Wallace-Readers Digest Fund. On the international level, Dr. Houlihan has served as the U.S. delegate to the International Evaluation Association and has traveled extensively throughout the entire world. Dr. Houlihan previously served as president/CEO of the North Carolina Partnership for Excellence and senior education advisor to Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. of North Carolina. With a background as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, Dr. Houlihan was the first educator in history to hold cabinet-level status in a North Carolina governor's administration as well as receiving the state's highest civilian honor: the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. An author and frequent speaker/consultant, Dr. Houlihan was selected "Superintendent of the Year" in North Carolina and was one of four finalists for national "Superintendent of the Year." He has also been honored by his alma mater, Indiana University, and by Phi Delta Kappa for leadership and contributions to education. Dr. Houlihan has written three books and published over 200 professional and news media articles. Education: B.S. History and Psychology, Indiana University, 1972 M.Ed. Guidance and Personnel Services, NC State University, 1975 Ed.D Administration and Curriculum, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1982"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thoms R Luna

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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