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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  • Sure, Teacher Professional Development is Broken—But It Can Be Fixed

    Today TNTP released “The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth about Our Quest for Teacher Development,” a new study documenting the high cost and minimal effectiveness of teacher development. Like TNTP, we have found similar results throughout our work with school districts. More »

  • Data Decisions

    A School System 20/20 Series of Briefs

    These short papers highlight common opportunities school systems have to yield big results for students by adjusting their current resource use. It is based on ERS' 10 years of close partnership with district leaders across the country and our extensive comparative database. More »

  • Schools Succeeding Because of the System, Not in Spite of It

    Guest blog on Real Clear Education

    This blog was published on the Real Clear Education website. Read the original version here. RCE Commentary In the past three years, Lawrence Public Schools has gone through some enormous changes. The Boston-area school system once ranked in the bottom 1 percent of Massachusetts... More »

  • School Districts Have Opportunity to Build Their Dream House

    Guest blog on EdSource

    Superintendent Devin Vodicka of Vista Unified School District in Southern California compared his district’s budget right after the 2008 recession to a storm-battered cabin. It had been ravaged, but it also gave the district an opportunity to rebuild better – to “dream big and think differently.” More »

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