• Local Control Funding Can Transform Schools

    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 »

  • Ford Foundation Supports ERS' Work on School Design

    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 »

  • ERS Welcomes Six New Hires!

    The 2014 New Hire Orientation has just wrapped up, and we're so excited about our six new hires! Our two-week orientation process is a big moment every year for the organization. Nearly everyone here contributes in some way to this process, which is designed to introduce the new hires to our... More »

  • 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 »

  • Strategic Leadership in School Systems

    July issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. Our July issue focuses on our new paper, "The New Education CFO: From Scorekeeper to Strategic Leader," published in... More »

  • Boston Becomes the "Early Bird" of Teacher Hiring

    This year, Boston Public Schools empowered all school leaders to hire earlier and with more freedom to meet their school's needs. The results have been impressive. More »

  • Linda Nathan on School Autonomy

    ERS' work with BPS mentioned in WBUR's Learning Lab blog

    As a respected community leader with 35 years of experience with Boston Public Schools (BPS), as well as experience mentoring dozens of principals, Dr. Linda Nathan was chosen to study the BPS' autonomy. Over the past year—with the help of ERS and the Center for Collaborative... 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 »

  • 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 »