Every school.
Every student.
Ready for tomorrow.


For nearly 20 years, ERS has empowered school system leaders to make transformative shifts in resources, structures, and practices so that all students—especially those with the greatest learning needs and those furthest from opportunity—attend a school where they can learn and thrive. Grounded in our work with districts across the country and what we’ve heard from the field, we’ve created tools and resources designed to help district leaders take action to transform schools for good. Get started with our updated ESSER Toolkit.

Teach Plus CEO Kira Orange Jones joins ERS Board of Directors

ERS is pleased to announce that Kira Orange Jones, CEO of Teach Plus, has been appointed to its board of directors. 

Recent Publications

Our latest tools and publications help district leaders respond to the moment and build toward sustainable change. See how you can strategically transform resource use to prepare every student for tomorrow.

Reimagining the Teaching Job

The traditional one-size-fits-all teaching job isn’t working. Realizing a bold new vision for the teaching job requires careful planning and strategic action—and research-backed tools designed to help leaders take action.

Here’s Why Some States Are Facing a Steeper ESSER Funding Cliff in 2024

The ESSER funding cliff will be more dire for some states than others. Use interactive data visualizations to see how states will be impacted—and prepare for life after ESSER.

Elementary Instructional Planning Guide

This new interactive Elementary Instructional Planning Guide provides a roadmap for school leaders to create more equitable school schedules that meet the learning needs of every student.

Education Resource Strategies

We are a national non-profit that partners with district, school and state leaders to transform how they use resources (people, time, and money) to create strategic school systems that enable every school to prepare every child for tomorrow, no matter their race or income.

Our work integrates data analysis, benchmarking, strategic design, consensus building, implementation and monitoring in the areas of school system design:

  • School Design
  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Funding & Portfolio
  • School Support & Accountability

Let’s Collaborate

Do-It-Yourself Tools and Research

Assess your district’s resource use, create strategic school design plans, learn about best practices from other districts and states, and explore our publications, videos, and interactive online tools.

Workshops, Webinars, and Events

Connect with other district and/or state leaders to address a specific topic (such as budgeting or school design) and get hands on experience with ERS’ tools and frameworks. 

Partner with Us

Work closely with an ERS team to address a specific deep issue in your district or state, or conduct a broad assessment of resource use to meet strategic goals.

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