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  • Getting to the Bottom of Where the Money Goes

    A Student-Level Analysis of Resource Allocation

    We know that school districts spend vastly different amounts per pupil. But typically, it’s difficult to calculate how much each school spends on each individual student. Researcher Rebecca Wolf used ERS data to look at where the money goes--student by student. More »

  • Where Does Your District Struggle and Excel? Learn What Your Colleagues Think

    We updated Resource Check to make it even more useful to district and community leaders, reform support organizations, and more. Now you can view assessment results for a group of people—such as a district cabinet, school leadership team, or Board of Education. More »

  • ERS to Partner with Indianapolis Public Schools

    ERS is excited to begin this important work with Indianapolis Public Schools. We will be helping them restructure their teacher compensation system to attract and keep great teachers. More »

  • Boston's Historic Moment

    June issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our June issue focuses on Boston Public Schools and the recently published report, The Path Forward, which explores how the district can balance school flexibility with accountability and support. More »

  • In Their Own Words

    Charlotte School Leaders Describe Their Strategic School Design

    ERS and Public Impact worked closely with 17 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools on strategic school design. Three school leaders describe their experience re-designing their schools this year. More »

  • The Values Behind ERS

    The foundation of ERS work and culture is based on our Core Values. Recently, we delved deeper into what each of these values means to our organization and how they translate into our daily practice and the work we deliver to our district partners. More »

  • To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

    ERS cited on NPR's Morning Edition

    In the stuffy, little gymnasium at Richard Kluge Elementary in Milwaukee, 16 boys and girls are stretching, jumping and marching to music. Two years ago, the school had no gym, art or music classes due to budget cuts. But now, Kluge students get a so-called "special" class three days a... More »

  • Listen to the Elephant

    Boston Public Schools' Successful Experience with Collaboration Across the District

    ERS and the Center for Collaborative Education created a report for Boston Public Schools on the role of school autonomy. But there’s another story behind the research—how the district and its partners approached a complicated and sometimes contentious issue in a collaborative way. More »

  • Report Backs Autonomy for Schools in Boston

    ERS cited in The Boston Globe

    Boston should unshackle schools from union-contract provisions and central-office mandates that undermine teaching and learning and instead let all of them operate autonomously, much like charter schools, according to a report being released Tuesday. The premise of the recommendation is that... More »

  • Changes to teacher pay and promotion on the table for IPS

    ERS cited in Chalkbeat

    The Indianapolis Public School Board is considering undertaking a two-year process to overall how it evaluates, pays and promotes teachers. The broad concepts of how it might work were presented to the board at a retreat this morning at Cold Spring School by board member Caitlin Hannon and... More »