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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  • Spinning Straw into Gold

    How state education agencies can transform their data to improve critical school resource decisions

    K–12 education resources are often allocated non-strategically, with schools spending time and money on activities that have little relationship to student outcomes. States can help districts use data more effectively to make the best decisions in the interests of students. More »

  • Tools for California Districts

    California-specific tools for resource use and budgeting

    With the enactment of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) in 2013, California districts face an unprecedented opportunity to make big changes. With increased budgets and more flexibility, now is the time to consider how all resources are used, not just the incremental funds. More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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