Education Resource Strategies

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming how urban school systems organize resources—people, time, technology, and money—so that every school succeeds for every student.

What's New

  • New School System 20/20 Case Study: Aldine, Texas

    ERS' second School System 20/20 case study explores how one district faced daunting challenges over 20 years by focusing on people and changing the system More »

  • School System 20/20 Checklist: Teaching

    Teacher Leadership and Career Pathways

    Too often, district efforts to create teacher leadership roles don’t last past the pilot phase. This checklist defines key steps to successful, sustainable, and scalable career pathways that strengthen school leadership, accelerate teacher and student learning, and enrich the teaching... More »

  • School Designer: A tool that helps districts help principals and teachers

    ERS’ School Designer integrates districts’ planning and budgeting processes so that key resource decisions, including those related to a school’s schedule, staffing plan, and budget, are tightly aligned with its needs and improvement strategy. More »

  • Do More, Add More, Earn More

    Teacher Salary Redesign Lessons from 10 First-Mover Districts

    Effective teachers are the biggest in-school factor related to student success. Across the country, a diverse set of districts are pioneering innovative approaches to teacher compensation that reward their best teachers and raise compensation overall. This report reveals the key policy decisions... More »

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