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American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
AASA is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. 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 Council on Education (ACE)
ACE is a forum for the discussion of major issues related to higher education and its potential to contribute to the quality of American life. ACE maintains both a domestic and an international agenda and seeks to represent the views of the higher and adult education community to policy makers, as well as offering services to its members.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA, with a membership of more than 22,000, is an international professional organization whose primary goal is advancing educational research and its practical application.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
AFT represents one million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal employees. The AFT is a leader in promoting certification and higher standards for teachers and paraprofessionals.
CGS Virtual Center for Research (VCR)
The Council of Graduate Schools Virtual Center for Research (VCR) is an electronic clearinghouse for studies relating to graduate education.
College Board Online
National association of schools and colleges offering services and programs in the areas of assessment, guidance, admission, placement, financial aid, curriculum, and research.
Distance Education Clearinghouse
The Distance Education Clearinghouse is a comprehensive and widely recognized website bringing together distance education information from Wisconsin, national, and international sources.
The Education Trust is an independent nonprofit organization. It works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college. It seeks to close the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth.
The Finance Project, established in 1994, develops and disseminates information, knowledge, tools, and technical assistance for improved policies, programs, and financing strategies.
The Futures Project
The Futures Project is focused on stimulating an informed debate about the role of higher education in our new global society, and the opportunities and dangers presented by a global market for higher education.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The NAIS represents over 1,100 independent day schools, boarding schools, and combination boarding and day schools and associations in the U.S. and abroad.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education was established in 1998 to promote public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school.
National Council for Private School Accreditation
A consortium of accrediting associations for the recognition of preschool, elementary and secondary private schools.
National School Boards Association (NSBA)
NSBA engages in a public relations program designed to increase public awareness of NSBA, the state school board associations, local school boards and issues directly affecting public elementary and secondary education.
School Bus Information Council
This site is intended to provide background information on school buses to help you "get up to speed" quickly if there is a newsworthy school bus issue in your area. In addition to key statistical information by state, the names and phone numbers of authoritative sources are also provided.
Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHEC)
The WHEC was formed in 1962 to serve as a forum for the chief executive officers in the higher education association community. At present, the Secretariat is composed of 49 national higher education associations representing the different sectors and functions in postsecondary institutions.