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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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