Education Resource Strategies

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.

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  • Return on Investment in Education

    A "System-Strategy" Approach

    Recently, there has been growing interest in adapting Return on Investment thinking to education. But most ROI analysis still misses a big opportunity. Education leaders need a new approach—one we call System-Strategy ROI. More »

  • How States Can Better Support Districts

    Karen Hawley Miles moderates a panel on this topic at the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network Summit

    States can support districts by offering flexibility and support, as well as increasing equity and adequacy and encouraging them to rethink old policies and programs as new money trickles in More »

  • U.S. DOE Takes a Big Step on Equity

    We are thrilled to share the news that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education just released new guidance on resource equity for our elementary and secondary schools. The step is critical for closing the achievement gap, and their approach is comprehensive and well... More »

  • Let's Stop Swimming Upstream

    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 »

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