State and District Leaders
We generally support between 30-40 states at any time and have worked directly with almost all states in our history as an organization. We also work closely with many school districts, ranging from some of the largest in the country to small rural districts. Our work at both state and district levels allows us to develop a more complete understanding of complex educational systems to better support partners across levels.
We work with policymakers at all levels, including state chiefs, board members, and legislators, but Center professionals are regularly called on to provide advice and testimony to the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Congress, and the White House. We occasionally contract directly with policymaking bodies, such as state boards and legislatures, but most often, we interact with such bodies through our relationships with state education agencies. No matter the situation, we strive to help policymakers understand the tradeoffs associated with any policy proposal.