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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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