Education Commission of the States [ECS] Law and Legal Definition

The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is an interstate compact for education. ECS, a non profit organization, was created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas, and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. ECS involves key leaders from all levels of the education system. ECS provides opportunities to share information and promote the development of policy based on available research and strategies. ECS provides non-partisan information about education policy to help state leaders develop educational systems. The chairmanship and vice chairmanship of ECS are held by a governor and a state legislator.