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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  • Designing Schools that Work

    Organizing Resources Strategically for Student Success

    This publication outlines the fundamental principles and process of Strategic School Design. Through more than a decade of research and practice in the area of school resource use, we have found that high-performing schools are responding to the changing context in education by using... More »

  • Building Professional Development for Teachers

    New ERS video illustrates the professional growth process at one Boston school

    Kate Carpenter Bernier is the leader of ERS’ School Design Practice Area and was the founding principal of Match Community Day Charter Public School in Boston. Did you know that it takes a minimum of 14 hours for a teacher to learn a new practice or skill? This doesn’t surprise... More »

  • Committee Reviews NHPS Funding Equity

    ERS' work in New Haven mentioned in the Yale Daily News

    Amid statewide talk of tightening funds following Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget proposal last month, the Operations and Finance Committee of the New Haven Public Schools’ Board of Education convened Monday evening to talk money — specifically, equity in school funding. More »

  • Six Opportunities to Restructure Education Resources in Georgia

    From 2012 to 2013, ERS partnered with the Georgia Department of Education to address how the state and a few districts manage their resources. These reports highlight three opportunities to reallocate resources and three ways the state can better support districts More »

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