News

  • Final ESSA Accountability Regulations Released

    Updates Reflect ERS Comments

    The U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on Monday, November 28. In general, we believe these changes significantly strengthen the initial draft and represent an important step in using transparency as a... More »

  • First 3 Steps of Strategic School Design

    November issue of School Design e-news

    Our School Design e-newsletter is a regular online publication for school leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. This issue highlights an entry point to Strategic School Design. Click through to view our new framework! View the November issue... More »

  • ERS Receives New Grant From Carnegie Corporation of New York

    $1.5M Grant to Redesign Schools and Systems for Equity

    In October, Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded ERS a two-year, $1,500,000 grant to help us support district partners to fundamentally transform school systems for each and every child. More »

  • ERS Submits Comment on ESSA

    Summary of comments submitted on ESSA's "supplement, not supplant" requirement

    Our comments target strategies that promote both equity and excellence—in other words, how many resources schools receive and how well they use them. We argue that while it is indeed important to measure per-pupil spending at the school level, that metric alone gives us imperfect information... More »

  • A Strategic Talent Manager in Every School

    November issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. This issue highlights resources for empowering districts, including: Our recently published talent management guide titled Building a... More »

  • The Savvy Superintendent's First 100 Days

    October issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. This issue highlights resources for empowering districts, including: Our recently published paper with the School Administrator... More »

  • Two-Way Conversations

    How first-year superintendents are using data to build political capital that enables system change

    How first-year superintendents are using data to build political capital that enables system change More »

  • Welcome to our 2016 New Hire Cohort!

    ERS welcomes nine new members to our team who come with experience in education, research, consulting, and more. They spend their first two weeks in an intensive "New Hire Orientation" More »

  • ESSA: State guidance for School Turnaround

    September issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 e-newsletter is a monthly guide for district leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. This issue highlights resources for empowering districts, including: Our recently published paper with the Center for American Progress... More »

  • New Lessons from the Lawrence Turnaround Story

    But a lot can happen in a year, so we checked in with Lawrence Receiver Jeff Riley and Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester to get an update on Lawrence and find out what we can learn about state turnaround from their journey. We’ve drawn three important lessons from our... More »