Best Practices
August 12, 2008

Perot Systems Developing Standards for K-12 State Agencies

Since the early 1980’s, Perot Systems, a global provider of innovative solutions and capabilities, has had a strong commitment to improving education in the United States. A longtime advocate for public school reform, H. Ross Perot, Chairman Emeritus of the Board, has personally and professionally partnered with both the Texas and United States departments of education for many years.

In an effort to expand Perot Systems’ current efforts, the company has teamed up with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), an organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, to raise awareness and the need to improve the quality of education data collection in the 50 states. The company will begin to work on both the local and national level to reengineer the way education data from kindergarten through college is managed and processed in the United States through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education. “The associates at Perot Systems are honored to support the work of K-12 and higher education as they prepare the next generation of workers,” says Kay Jacks, Senior Vice President, Perot Systems.

Together, Perot & CCSSO will work with K-12 state agencies to develop standards for data collection and accuracy. To learn more about Perot Systems, visit them online.