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 large body of research points to the benefits of Expanded Learning Time (ELT). But reliable funding for this extra time is a big challenge for many districts and schools. This study explores options to find sustainable funding within districts. More »
Our longtime partner Boston Public Schools is at an exciting crossroads, with “Superintendent-in-Waiting” Dr. Tommy Chang formally assuming his new post on July 1. As befits a leader with the passion, vision, and drive that he brings, Dr. Chang has engaged a diverse Transition... More »
Organizing Resources Strategically for Student Success
This publication outlines the fundamental principles and process of Strategic School Design. Through more than a decade of research and practice in the area of school resource use, we have found that high-performing schools are responding to the changing context in education by using... More »
Seven Ideas for How School Districts Can Restructure Resources for Student Success
Across the country, states are slowly adding back money to education budgets that were slashed during the Great Recession. School districts face a choice: do more of the same, or seize this moment of change to re-envision schooling to better meet student needs. More »
Improving education demands restructuring resources. See what's possible:
Discover trade-offs that let you invest in kids and still meet the bottom line.
Assess your district's use of resources. Explore strategies for transformation now.
Explore the Seven Strategies for District Transformation.