Organizations/VIPs/Other Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization involving key leaders from all levels of the education system, ECS creates unique opportunities to build partnerships, share information and promote the development of policy based on available research and strategies."
"About ECS," ECS website (accessed Mar. 7, 2008)
"The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help states develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis and leadership; and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states and long-range strategic thinking."
"ECS Mission Statement," ECS website (accessed Mar. 7, 2008)
49 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia