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CCSSO Director Will Step Down

By Andrew Ujifusa — July 17, 2012 1 min read
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The Council of Chief State School Officers has announced that its executive director for the past six years, Gene Wilhoit, will leave the Washington-based organization once its board of directors conducts a national search and names his replacement.

Mr. Wilhoit previously served as the education commissioner of Arkansas and Kentucky before taking over at the CCSSO in November 2006. During his tenure, the council helped to develop the Common Core State Standards with the National Governors Association.

A version of this article appeared in the July 18, 2012 edition of Education Week as CCSSO Director Will Step Down

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