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Member Communications

The Forum maintains a community website called Forum360 ( Forum360 provides a virtual space with password-protected pages where Forum members can meet, share ideas, and develop Forum resources.

Email Communications

If you are a member of a working group, committee, or other Forum group, you can send a message from your e-mail, using the group’s Forum360 address (noted below), and the message will be distributed to all members of the group. The email conversation will also be recorded in the group’s Forum360 discussion space. Please note that only registered members of a group can send messages via Forum360.

Group Name Forum360 Address
Civil Rights Data Working Group
Attendance Working Group
El/Sec Steering Committee
Forum Members
Local Education Agency Liaisons (LEAs)
National Education Statistics Agenda Committee
(NESAC) Standing Committee
Policies, Programs and Implementation
(PPI) Standing Committee
SCED Working Group
State and Local Agency Members
State Education Agency Liaisons (SEAs)
Technology (TECH) Standing Committee

How to send a message to your group:

  1. Compose a new email to the appropriate Forum360 address and send the message as you normally would. You may also add attachments to your message.


  2. Visit Forum360 ( and sign in with your user name and password, (see below for instructions on obtaining a password). Click the link of the Forum group you wish to contact. Once you are on the appropriate page, scroll down to the “Discussions” space and click “View All.” You will be able to create a new discussion topic or reply to an ongoing discussion.

Related Forum Communications

How to access Forum360:

  • To log onto Forum360, visit the homepage ( Click on “Log In” and follow the prompt. The “Log In” and “Request Access” fields are in the upper right corner of the site.
  • If this is your first time visiting a GRADS360 site, you will receive an email with your username and a temporary password. If applicable, you may also login using your existing GRADS360 account username and password.
  • If you have not yet received your account username and temporary password, and do not have access to a GRADS360 site, you may request access to Forum360 by visiting the homepage (, clicking on “Request Access,” and following the prompts.

How to use Forum360:

  • Visit Forum360 ( and sign in with your user name and password. Click on the link of the appropriate Forum group. Each group’s page includes an updated calendar of events, member list, active discussion section, and workspace, where members can upload and download documents.


Publications of the National Forum on Education Statistics do not undergo the formal review required for products of the National Center for Education Statistics. The information and opinions published here are the product of the National Forum on Education Statistics and do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education or the National Center for Education Statistics.