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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  • Return on Investment in Education

    A "System-Strategy" Approach

    Recently, there has been growing interest in adapting Return on Investment thinking to education. But most ROI analysis still misses a big opportunity. Education leaders need a new approach—one we call System-Strategy ROI. More »

  • U.S. DOE Takes a Big Step on Equity

    We are thrilled to share the news that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education just released new guidance on resource equity for our elementary and secondary schools. The step is critical for closing the achievement gap, and their approach is comprehensive and well... More »

  • Let's Stop Swimming Upstream

    Announcing the Partnership for Strategic School Management

    Managing school districts is more difficult than it needs to be. This summer, three organizations came together to identify and promote strategies that states can use to help districts effectively manage people, time, and money in pursuit of improved student outcomes. More »

  • Local Control Funding Can Transform Schools

    A guest blog by Karen Hawley Miles for Education Week's On California blog

    In this blog post, Karen Hawley Miles provides concrete examples of how California school systems can transform their use of resources under the new Local Control Funding Formula. We hope other education leaders find these ideas inspiring as well. More »

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