Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming how urban school systems organize resources—people, time, technology, and money—so that every school succeeds for every student.
Announcing the Partnership for Strategic School Management
Managing school districts is more difficult than it needs to be. This summer, three organizations came together to identify and promote strategies that states can use to help districts effectively manage people, time, and money in pursuit of improved student outcomes. More »
A guest blog by Karen Hawley Miles for Education Week's On California blog
In this blog post, Karen Hawley Miles provides concrete examples of how California school systems can transform their use of resources under the new Local Control Funding Formula. We hope other education leaders find these ideas inspiring as well. More »
New grant will target how to improve use of extended time in the classroom
We are energized by and privileged to welcome the addition of a new funder to the efforts of ERS. The Ford Foundation has approved a one-year, $200,000 grant to support our school design work to help give urban children more and better time in school to ensure that they reach rigorous... More »
From Scorekeeper to Strategic Leader
In recent years, school districts have found themselves in turbulent waters. They face quickly rising academic standards, a greater focus on teacher effectiveness, rapidly changing technology, and the more complex task of preparing students for college and careers in the 21st century. Given the... More »
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