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  • Denver Schools Can Teach the Nation—And Learn from Others, Too

    ERS' work with Denver Public Schools mentioned in Nonprofit Quarterly

    Access the story as it orginally appeared in Nonprofit Quarterly. Telling the story of U.S. public education requires more than Twitter’s 140 characters, but the problems are easy to identify. Many students are struggling, particularly those from low-income families, those with disabilities,... More »

  • Shelby County Schools effort to fund schools equitably moving forward

    ERS' work with Shelby County Schools mentioned in The Commercial Appeal

    Access the story as it orginally appeared in The Commercial Appeal. An effort to redistribute funding among schools in an equitable way will be up for a vote of the Shelby County Schools board next week. The board will vote on a resolution committing to implement student-based budgeting, a... More »

  • Are Denver’s nationally-known school reforms paying off? New ERS report says yes.

    Chalkbeat Covers ERS Report to Denver Public Schools Board of Education

    Chalkbeat Covers ERS Report to Denver Public Schools Board of Education More »

  • How to use the Per-Pupil Mandate to Advance Equity & Excellence

    PIE Network's Penny for Your Thoughts: Without ESSA Regs, How Do We Leverage the Law?

    The work of advocates is more important than ever to ensure every student graduates world-ready. More »

  • Leverage Resource Allocation Reviews to Support Local Decision Making

    View this story as it originally appeared on the PIE Network's Resources & News page. ESSA accountability regulations were overturned. What now? We know reform advocates will continue their work to support ESSA engagement and implementation at the state level. At the same time, a complicated... More »

  • Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Principals: A Winning Team

    Irvin Scott references how ERS tools can help leadership and teacher teams strategically manage their resources

    Irvin Scott references how ERS tools can help leadership and teacher teams strategically manage their resources More »

  • District-level turnarounds in Massachusetts, Colorado offer choice lessons

    Access the story as it originally appeared in Education Dive.  Dive Brief: Lawrence, MA, and Denver, CO, have both made district-wide, systemic changes that have improved student outcomes with charter schools as part of the solution, but not the only one. Karen Baroody and Karen Hawley... More »

  • Hidden Choices in School Budgets

    March issue of Transform Now e-news

    Our Transform Now e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. This issue focuses on school budgeting for equity and highlights our Budget Hold'em for Schools, an interactive online tool for exploring budget... More »

  • When it Comes to Struggling Schools, School Choice Is No Substitute for Systemic Change

    Denver Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools show how to reorganize resources and change the rules to support struggling schools.

    Denver Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools show how to reorganize resources and change the rules to support struggling schools. More »

  • Tennessee District Weighs Giving Principals More Money, Spending Power to Help High-Needs Kids

    ERS partners with Shelby County Schools to explore weighted student funding

    The Tennessee district is exploring whether to adopt a weighted budgeting formula that would take into account the needs of disadvantaged students and give principals more spending authority, More »