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      Georgia Superintendent elected to Council of Chief State School Officers

      Georgia Superintendent John Barge with Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal.

      Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge was elected to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) 2013-2014 Board of Directors.

      I am honored to have been elected to serve on such a well-respected board of my counterparts across the country, said Superintendent Barge. We are often told that Georgia is a national leader in education reform, and being selected to serve on this board is a testament to that good work. The initiatives that The Council of Chief State School Officers is engaged in are extremely important for the future of education in our country. One of the most important issues we are working on together is encouraging Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act so it is more flexible for states to develop their own school improvement plans.CCSSO Board of DirectorsPresident: Mitchell Chester, Commissioner of Education, MassachusettsPresident-Elect: Terry Holliday, Commissioner of Education, KentuckyJune Atkinson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, North CarolinaJohn Barge, State School Superintendent, GeorgiaTony Bennett, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Indiana*Michael Flanagan, Superintendent of Public Instruction, MichiganJason Glass, Director of Education, Iowa Department of EducationTom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction, IdahoPat Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia