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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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  • Georgia's Education Reform Commission Gears Up to Study People, Time, and Money

    In his January 2015 State of the State Address, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced his intention to "take a comprehensive look at how we can make K-12 education more accessible and more effective" over the next few years. The first step? Establishing an Education Reform Commission, made... More »

  • Why Annual State Testing Matters

    Education Week Commentary by Karen Hawley Miles

    ERS Executive Director Karen Hawley Miles explains why we should keep annual statewide testing in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondard Education Act (ESEA). This Commentary was originally published to Education Week online on February 17, and was published in print on February... More »

  • Report Highlights Features of Districts' Differentiated-Pay Systems

    ERS report cited in the EdWeek blog Teacher Beat

    An interesting report issued Feb. 17 by the Center for American Progress outlines the differing features of ten districts that have restructured their entire teacher-compensation systems. The districts in question are Baltimore, Denver, Douglas County, Colo., Harrison... More »

  • Do More, Add More, Earn More

    Teacher Salary Redesign Lessons from 10 First-Mover Districts

    Effective teachers are the biggest in-school factor related to student success. Across the country, a diverse set of districts are pioneering innovative approaches to teacher compensation that reward their best teachers and raise compensation overall. This report reveals the key policy decisions... More »

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