A new way to explore school budgets.

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What's DREAM?

DREAM helps you make tough budget decisions for your district.

Model Budget Trade-offs

See the resource impact of every move

Get Expert Advice

Actions to Consider recommendations cater suggestions based on your district data

Adjust Your Data

Tweak the model to include your latest numbers

Example Trade Offs

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Starting Budget
New Budget
Average Class Size
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Number of Schools


Using your district's data with our algorithms, see how different changes impact your budget.

You can do less with less, or you can change your district's cost model by rethinking how schools and systems are structured. DREAM allows you to adjust key cost levers in your district and instantly see how these changes impact your budget and other critical measures. Watch our Introduction to DREAM video to help you get started.

How to Use DREAM


Our Goal:
To create an engaging, interactive way for school administrators of large urban districts to think differently about how they allocate resources.


Who's Behind DREAM? Education Resource Strategies (ERS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping urban school systems organize talent, time and money to create great schools at scale.
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