News

  • State Takeover Gives Mass. District a Fresh Start

    This article was published online at Education Week on May 6, 2015, as "State Takeover Gives Mass. Districts a Fresh Start"   Lawrence, Mass. Principal Colleen M. Lennon proudly watched over some of her young charges at the Emily G. Wetherbee School on a recent afternoon in this... More »

  • The Future of School System 20/20 and the Lawrence Case Study

    Improving urban education is immensely complicated. We believe that we cannot fix the problem one-school-at-a-time. Instead, we need to change school systems so that schools succeed within and because of the system - not in spite of it. More »

  • Philadelphia Schools: This is Why we Need More Money

    ERS mentioned in Philly.com

    This article originally appeared on Philly.com. View that version here. In the face of steep revenue cuts, the city school system is now spending less to educate each student than it has since 2008, and benefits are costing it nearly $8,000 more per teacher than they did three years... More »

  • Cleveland: Budgeting for Equity AND Achievement

    May 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 April issue announces our new publication, Following the Dollars to the Classroom Door. This... More »

  • Education Daily: ELT Advocates Want More Funding Flexibility

    On April 21, 2015, Karen Hawley Miles and Nisha Garg shared findings from ERS' new report on funding Expanded Learning Time sustainably. Education Daily covered the issue and the report. More »

  • Real Progress in Lawrence

    Apirl 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 April issue announces our new publication, Back from the Brink: How a Bold Vision and a Focus on Resources Can... More »

  • ERS Named as Part of Boston Public Schools' Transition Team

    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 »

  • Incoming Boston superintendent Tommy Chang announces transition team

    ERS mentioned in The Boston Globe

    ERS was named by incoming superintendent Tommy Chang as part of Boston Public Schools' transition team. Read the Boston Globe article here. 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 the fundamental principles and... More »