Education Commission of the States

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The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is a nonprofit that tracks educational policy. It is led by over 300 appointed commissioners from across the United States. ECS was founded as a result of the creation of the Compact for Education, an interstate compact approved by Congress and works with all 50 U.S. states, three territories (American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands) and the District of Columbia.

The idea of establishing a compact on education and creating an operational arm to follow up on its goals was originally proposed by James Bryant Conant, president of Harvard University. Between 1965 and 1967, John W. Gardner, president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and former North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford took up the idea, drafted the proposed Compact, obtained the endorsement of all 50 states and got Congress' approval.

The organization opened its offices in Denver in 1967 and began administering the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test until the Reagan administration in 1982 made the decision to privatize the test, which is now administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). That decision threatened the very existence of the commission, leading to the virtual closing of ECS's Information Clearinghouse, the laying off or early retirement of half of its 117-member staff and a 50% cut in the organization's budget.

Each member jurisdiction (state, territory, and the District of Columbia) has seven seats on the commission, including the governor and six appointed members, usually including members of the state legislature and education officials, such as the state education commissioner or head of the state education agency. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Published 1988
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    Government Document Book
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    Journal
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    by Pearson, William
    Published 1976
    ...Education Commission of the States...
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    Published 1974
    ...Education Commission of the States...
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    by Flakus-Mosqueda, Patricia
    Published 1983
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    Book
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    by Brown, Rexford
    Published 1984
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    by Mullis, Ina V. S.
    Published 1979
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    ...Education Commission of the States...
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    Published 1982
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Journal
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    Published 1998
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    by Allen, Michael B.
    Published 2003
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    Published 2004
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Table of contents
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    by Richardson, Richard C.
    Published 1989
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    by Richardson, Richard C.
    Published 1991
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    by Richardson, Richard C.
    Published 1989
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    by Holmes, Barbara J.
    Published 1987
    ...Education Commission of the States...
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    by Goodlad, John I.
    Published 1990
    ...Education Commission of the States...
    Book
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    by Betty, Samuel
    Published 1990
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    Published 1990
    ...Education Commission of the States...
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