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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.
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.
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 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.
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.