Education Commission of the States
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. It is a non-profit and non-partisan organization representing 49 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia. Each member state or territory is represented by seven commissioners: the governor and six other individuals, typically legislators, chief state school officers, state and local school board members. The website provides state profiles and 50-state comparisons on a wide range of education issues, from accountability to vouchers.