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Associations and Organizations

American Association of School Administrators (AASA) 

AASA's mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. 


American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AERA is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. Boasts over 25,000 members. 


Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nationwide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states, the US extra state jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of state agencies that serve pre K-12 students throughout the nation.


Council of the Great City Schools

Organization representing the needs of urban public schools.


Education Commission of the States (ECS)

The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help state leaders identify, develop and implement public policy for education that addresses current and future needs of a learning society. 


National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Our mission is to serve and strengthen our member schools and associations by 'articulating and promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior; to work to preserve their independence to serve the free society from which that independence derives; to advocate broad access for students by affirming the principles of diversity, choice, and opportunity.


National School Boards Association (NSBA)

The mission of the National School Boards Association, working with and through all of its Federation Members, is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership.


NSBA Council of School Attorneys

The mission of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys is to support school attorneys in their representation of public school boards by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools. 

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