AASA is the foremost national and global professional organization for educational leaders including CEOs, superintendents, senior level school administrators and aspiring school system leaders. AASA members are the chief education advocates for children. They advance the goals of public education and champion children’s causes in their districts and nationwide. As school system leaders, AASA members set the pace for academic achievement. They help shape policy, oversee its implementation and represent school districts to the public at large. ENA is a member and corporate sponsor of AASA.
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the country’s premier voice for K–12 education leaders who use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders. ENA is an active member and sponsor of CoSN. We hold a seat on the CoSN Board of Directors, as well as participate in several committees including their Executive Committee, Auction and Advocacy Committees and their Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) Task Force Committee, which is focused on helping district technology leaders create the vision for the role technology can play in innovation in education.
CCSSO is a nationwide, nonpartisan and nonprofit membership organization representing public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the U.S. CCSSO supports the nation’s chief state school officers who are committed to creating a public education system that prepares every child for lifelong learning, work, and citizenship. ENA supports CCSSO and has been a past corporate sponsor.
CGCS is the national organization exclusively representing the needs of urban public schools. It is composed of 67 large city school districts, and its mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city students through legislation, research and media relations. Their objectives are to educate all urban school students to the highest academic standards and to lead, govern and manage our urban public schools in ways that advance the education of our children and inspire the public’s confidence. ENA actively supports and sponsors several events with the CGCS.
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. The mission of the ECS 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 members include governors, legislators, chief state school officers, higher education officials, business leaders and others who come together to improve education across the 50 states and U.S. territories. ENA supports ECS and has been a past sponsor of events.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) is a nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates. Through this network of support, iKeepSafe tracks global trends and issues surrounding digitally connected products and their effect on children. This research drives the continuous creation of positive resources for parents, educators and policymakers who teach youths how to use new media devices and platforms in safe and healthy ways. ENA supports iKeepSafe and has been a past sponsor.
Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, they accelerate research discovery, advance national and global education, and improve the delivery of public services. Membership consists of U.S. universities, corporations, government agencies, regional and state education networks as well as global research and education partners. ENA is a corporate member of this organization, holds a seat on their Applications, Middleware & Services Advisory Council and is an active participant on the Internet2 K–20 Advisory Committee.
NCTET is a non-partisan organization that examines and supports the use of technology to improve education and training in America. Its membership includes education associations, non-profit organizations, corporations, and individual participants. NCTET organizes policy briefings, conducts institutes, produces white papers and other research documents, and maintains a listserv on timely issues in education technology. ENA supports NCTET and has been a past sponsor of events.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and member districts across the United States. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective before federal government agencies and with national organizations that affect education, and by providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards and local school boards throughout the nation. ENA supports NSBA and has been a past corporate sponsor.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. The organization brings together the business community, education leaders and policymakers to define a powerful vision for 21st century education to ensure every child’s success as citizens and workers in the 21st century. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school. ENA is a member, sponsor and our Vice President of Client Services, Lillian Kellogg, is their past chair and holds a seat on the Executive Board.
The SHLB Coalition advocates policies that encourage the deployment of affordable, open, high-capacity broadband networks and faster Internet services for schools, libraries, health care providers, and other community anchor institutions across America. The SHLB Coalition consists of a wide variety of non-profit and commercial organizations working together to champion broadband programs that can enhance anchor institutions’ ability to serve their communities. ENA is a founding member, sponsor, active participant and Bob Collie, our Senior Vice President and CTO is a member of the Management Committee.
SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA’s Education Division serves and represents over 180 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. ENA is an active member, participates in their Membership Committee and has previously held a seat on the board of directors for the Education Division.
SETDA is the principal association serving, supporting and representing U.S. and territorial state directors and leaders for educational technology. Their mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. SETDA members work nationally and collaboratively with a wide range of state and local colleagues and in public-private partnerships to address core educational technology leadership questions and initiatives. ENA is an active member and corporate Gold sponsor and participates in several SETDA projects and programs.
StateNets, an active working group of the Quilt, is a membership association of state research and education networks which exists to provide increasingly vital infrastructure services that extend beyond networking into enterprise applications, middleware, broadband policy and statewide procurement in support of education, research and development, health care, state and local government, and university outreach and public service. StateNets focuses on serving the non-profit/public constituencies, including higher-education, K–12 schools, libraries, and state and municipal governments. StateNets provides a national forum for collaboration among individual state networks and provides a leadership role in articulating a unified vision in the research and education networking community. ENA is an active member and participates in the Steering Committee.