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  • How New Superintendents Can Kick-Start Momentum

    Three outcomes superintendents can accomplish by focusing first on the next year's budget

    Read the article as it appeared on the Real Clear Education website. As the school year gets underway, there is an important group of leaders also starting a new job: school district superintendents. This year, a particularly large number of districts are welcoming new chief executives – from... More »

  • Oakland Educators Bridging Charter-Traditional School Divide to Work Toward Equity for All Students

    Opinion piece features ERS' Oakland work

    Read the article as it appeared in The 74. We all know the story: In cities across the country, school districts and the charter sector treat each other warily at best, as enemies at worst. The two sides argue over their intentions, who serves a more challenging group of students, who deserves... More »

  • Strategic Support for 'Unexpected' Schools

    Karen Hawley Miles pens letter to the editor in Education Week on importance of school systems for scaling up "unexpected" school sucess

    Karen Hawley Miles pens letter to the editor in Education Week on importance of school systems for scaling up "unexpected" school sucess More »

  • A Little Transparency Goes a Long Way

    August 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 features an opinion piece on school funding and equity, and our School Finance Toolkit. View the August issue here, and sign up to... More »

  • More progress for Denver

    New test scores show 7th year in a row of progress

    Congratulations to our district partner Denver Public Schools for test scores released last week that demonstrate continued progress for all students and a narrowing of the achievement gap. “Notably, the diverse district’s academic growth was driven by low-income students, students of color,... More »

  • These districts are designing schools that work

    July 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 features a collection of tools used by the districts that participated in our 2017 Summer Summit for school design. View the July... More »

  • Is School Funding Fair? A Roundtable Debate

    ERS' Karen Hawley Miles and Jonathan Travers among five experts on the connection between school funding and equity

    ERS' Karen Hawley Miles and Jonathan Travers among Five experts on the connection between school funding and equity More »

  • Q&A: Connected Professional Learning in Practice

    A principal and a teacher describe how professional learning benefits from rigorous curriculum, expert-led collaboration, and frequent feedback

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation interviews a principal and a teacher from the school systems highlighted in Igniting the Learning Engine to understand how they connect professional learning to the core work of teaching More »

  • 6 School Districts Begin Action Plans for Strategic School Design at Scale

    ERS hosts the first ever Summer School Design Summit

    District and school leaders from Denver Public Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, Oakland Unified School District, Shelby County Schools, Spring Branch Independent School District, and Tulsa Public Schools gathered for a three day summit to discuss actions plans for scaling strategic school... More »

  • Another jolt for L.A. schools as civic group seeks a role in fixing school district

    Upcoming partnership with LAUSD mentioned in the L.A. Times

    Read the story as it originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Unified School District, which just two months ago saw a pro-charter school majority elected to the Board of Education for the first time, is about to get another jolt. Philanthropist and former investment... More »