News

  • Building Professional Development for Teachers

    New ERS video illustrates the professional growth process at one Boston school

    Kate Carpenter Bernier is the leader of ERS’ School Design Practice Area and was the founding principal of Match Community Day Charter Public School in Boston. Did you know that it takes a minimum of 14 hours for a teacher to learn a new practice or skill? This doesn’t surprise... More »

  • Committee Reviews NHPS Funding Equity

    ERS' work in New Haven mentioned in the Yale Daily News

    Amid statewide talk of tightening funds following Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget proposal last month, the Operations and Finance Committee of the New Haven Public Schools’ Board of Education convened Monday evening to talk money — specifically, equity in school funding. More »

  • Let’s find ways to apply charters’ success to traditional schools

    Letter to the editor of The Boston Globe

    The following letter from ERS' Randi Feinberg was published in The Boston Globe on March 25,2015. In “Charter study should open some minds” (Op-ed, March 20), Scot Lehigh suggests that a recent study showing that charter schools outperform traditional public schools... More »

  • Tools to Design a Strategic School

    March issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. The March issue announces our new publication, Designing Schools that Work, which outlines outlines the fundamental... More »

  • Cleveland Principals Applaud Student Based Budgeting

    ERS' work in Cleveland mentioned in local ABC story

    The following excerpt is from the news segment that aired on NewsNet 5 in Cleveland. More »

  • Teacher Compensation Redesign Lessons from 10 Districts

    February issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. Our February issue focuses on our new paper, "Do More, Add More, Earn More," which shows how 10 districts revamped their... More »

  • 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 »

  • Metro Schools' Budget Shift Gives Principals More Authority

    ERS mentioned in The Tennessean

    A big complaint among educators over the years has been the inability to handle budgetary decisions despite taking the brunt of the criticism for a school's failures. More »

  • New Report Provides Lessons for Districts to Redesign Teacher Compensation Systems to Advance Student Performance

    ERS co-releases a new paper with the Center for American Progress

    Across the country, a diverse set of districts are pioneering innovative approaches to teacher compensation that reward their best teachers and raise teacher compensation overall. A new report from the Center for American Progress and Educational Resource Strategies, or ERS, looks at 10... 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 »