A one-size-fits-all learning environment with rigid schedules and class sizes that don’t accommodate different learning needs.
School roles, teams, and schedules are structured to enable personalized time and attention, teacher collaboration, and professional learning.
Through over a decade of research and practice in the area of strategic resource use, ERS has found that high-performing schools begin with a clear vision of student success and instructional quality, and then they deliberately organize resources (people, time, technology, and money) to implement a coherent set of research-backed strategies to reach this vision. We call this strategic school design. School systems play a crucial role in setting the conditions for and supporting schools in strategic school design.
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