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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  • 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 »

  • Massachusetts Takes On a Failing School District

    New York Times editorial mentions ERS' case study on Lawrence

    This editorial was published in The New York Times on June 17, 2015. Read the original version here. Read the Lawrence case study here. The Massachusetts public schools consistently rank at or near the top in the nation for performance on the rigorous, federally backed math and... More »

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