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.
If Approved, 40 Minutes will be Added to the School Day
Boston Public Schools has taken an important step toward improving student learning. Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that with BPS and the Boston Teachers Union, he negotiated a new plan to add 40 minutes to the school day for elementary, K-8, and middle school students. More »
See our top content of 2014
This has been a very exciting year for ERS, and we can’t wait to dive into 2015, which marks our tenth year as an organization! See our District Partners page for who our new and continued partners were in 2014, as well as all our partners from the past ten years. More »
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 »
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 »
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