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  • 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 »

  • Districts to Learn From: Boston

    2016 Report from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Long Term Financial Planning Process

    2016 Long Term Financial Planning Report Draws on ERS Data More »

  • When Considering Turnaround, States Should Follow the Money

    Under ESSA, states have far more say on which low-performing schools will receive turnaround interventions, what interventions those schools will implement, and how resources will flow to those schools. More »

  • Can ESSA Spending Provisions Advance Equity and Excellence?

    December 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: A number of resources regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act... More »

  • New: Budget Hold'em for Schools

    December 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: New! Budget Hold'em for Schools Play Hold'em Read about ERS'... More »

  • Tools to Help School Leaders Make Smart Staffing Decisions

    The Gates Foundation Highlights The Talent Decision Map Tool

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently highlighted our recent publication, Building a Talent Decision Map, as well as the Talent Decision Planner tool that helps school districts plan for strategic talent management. We are grateful for their support of this project, and in sharing it... More »

  • Baltimore Schools Face $129 Million Budget Deficit

    ERS partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools mentioned in article on the efforts to assess and close the budget deficit

    ERS partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools mentioned in article on the efforts to assess and close the budget deficit More »

  • Florida School Leaders Play Budget Hold'em

    School District of Palm Beach County plays Hold'em, sets the stage for strategic school design

    School District of Palm Beach County plays Hold'em to set the stage for strategic school design More »

  • NEW! Budget Hold'em for Schools

    Smart trade-offs are the name of the game.

    Advance your long-term goals. Set your budget target, then draw cards to achieve it. It's not about luck ... it's about making smart trade-offs. More »

  • ESSA One Year Later

    ERS reflects on PISA 2015 results and three lessons from ESSA’s first year

    On the one-year anniversary of ESSA, new PISA results offer insight on how well we are educating our students, especially those facing the greatest disadvantages. More »