• 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 »

  • Next Stop for ERS: New York State

    ERS begins a partnership that will include resource mapping in eight districts and an assessment of state data collection practices More »

  • Tips for Data-Informed Decision-Making: Don't Forget the Tape

    Districts can also do more with the data they have - like inform teacher compensation models, adjust district-wide funding equity, and support strategic school design. But a few simple stumbling blocks may get in the way, unless districts proactively find and remove them. More »

  • The Harvard Startup Helping Nonprofits Make Sense of Their Big Data Through Competition

    ERS mentioned in BostInno

    Ninety-percent of the world's data was generated in two years. Big-name behemoths like Google and Amazon caught on early, hiring full data science teams to capitalize on the booming trend. For nonprofits and local government organizations, however, the data is growing just as fast, but... More »

  • A New Tool for Strategic Planning and Budget Season

    October 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 October issue focuses on our new paper, "Return on Investment in Education," which lays out five steps that serve as a... More »

  • Principals' Strategic Data Use Offers Key to Better Learning

    A Letter to the Editor of Education Week

    A letter from David Rosenberg to the editor of Education Week regarding access to and understanding of data was recently published. More »

  • How States Can Better Support Districts

    Karen Hawley Miles moderates a panel on this topic at the Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network Summit

    States can support districts by offering flexibility and support, as well as increasing equity and adequacy and encouraging them to rethink old policies and programs as new money trickles in More »

  • Growing Momentum

    September issue of ERS News

    ERS News is a periodic update on our impact through our district work, publications, and press. View the September 2014 issue here. It announces our recent grant from the Ford Foundation for school design work, among other exciting news. Sign up to recieve our e-news in the future. 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 »