California Education Organizations

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Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

ACSA is an advocacy organization for school administrators in California.

California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA)

CAAASA, a group of educational leaders, is committed to identifying and addressing the critical issues in education through public policy relative to the status and performance of African-American students in California.

California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA)

CALSA is a community of diverse educational leaders skilled in addressing the needs of Latino/a students and dedicated to increasing the number of highly effective Latino/a administrators.

California Associations of School Business Officials (CASBO)

CASBO serves school business professionals and local education agencies through leadership training, legislative and regulatory advocacy communication, and research and development.

California Budget and Policy Center

Serves as a resource of the media policymakers and state and local constituency groups who rely on the California Budget and Policy Center for accurate information and analysis of a range of state policy issues.

California County Superintendents

California County Superintendents is a network of 11 county educational service regions in California that provide support for schools in curriculum and instruction personnel administration and pupil instruction and other specialized direct educational programs.

California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

CFT is an advocacy organization for California teachers and is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFLCIO).

California School Boards Association (CSBA)

CSBA Professional Governance Standards are designed to enhance the public's understanding about the critical responsibilities of local boards and to support boards in their efforts to govern effectively.

California School Employees Association (CSEA)

CSEA is an advocacy organization for classified non-teacher school employees in California.

California Teachers Association (CTA)

CTA is an advocacy organization for California teachers and is affiliated with the NEA.

Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC)

Great site for a listing of California charter schools as well as many other resources.

Early Edge California

Early Edge California works to advance policy changes and investments that will expand high-quality early learning programs for children from birth to age 8.


EdSource is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to clarify complex education issues and to promote thoughtful policy decisions about public school improvement.

Education Commission of the States

Education Commission of the States helps 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.


EdVoice is the only statewide grassroots network focused on passing legislation that will improve public schools for all California children.

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

The PPIC is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to independent objective nonpartisan research of California's economic social and political issues.


WestEd is a nonprofit research development administrative service agency that is part of the federal government's Regional Education Laboratories Network (REL Network). They provide technical assistance on research development planning and evaluation on education issues.