Who We Are
Transforming School Systems.
Driving Student Success.
Education Resource Strategies, Inc. (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping urban school systems organize talent, time and money to create great schools at scale.
At ERS, we partner with school districts and schools to analyze how they can use the resources they have to get the results they want. Through this close work with district leaders we discover best practices, and disseminate those more widely those through free resources—research briefs, tools, trainings and case studies. This dual approach allows us to work deeply with certain districts to move from analysis to action, while sharing our findings with the many districts who want to improve student outcomes.
ERS is the only organization with more than 10 years of experience working with the largest urban school systems in the country on strategic resource allocation. We have worked hand-in-hand with more than 20 school systems nationwide, including 13 of the 100 largest urban districts, to introduce solutions that are both innovative and effective. This experience gives ERS unrivaled knowledge of the issues facing school systems.
Our work is focused in two key areas:
Resource Analysis for School Systems and Schools
ERS partners with school system leaders to help them transform how they organize resources – talent, time and money – to support improved student performance.
Thought Leadership and Practical Tools
Building on our deep work with districts and schools, we also develop resources for system leaders who want to transform, but may not be able to partner with ERS.
The Need to Be Bold
Our educational system is at a crossroads. Preparing every student for college and careers in the information age requires that school systems invest differently in talent, time, and money. At the same time, urban districts nationwide continue to struggle with unprecedented budget deficits, increasing costs, and precious dollars tied up in antiquated contracts and policies. And the need could not be more urgent, as thousands of children still struggle to reach their potential.