• How Do You Support Social-Emotional Learning and Expand Collaborative Planning Time?

    With new flexibility over resources, one Indianapolis elementary school makes it happen

    ERS worked with Arlington Woods Elementary School of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to increase social emotional learning and teacher collaborative planning time in preparation for student based allocation or student based budgeting. More »

  • ERS Tools Summer Webinars

    Join us for two webinars on how to target your strategic planning and amplify your impact

    Learn how to use two of our flagship tools: The new School Designer and Resource Check. These webinars will lead school leaders through solving problems of practice with ERS tools. More »

  • Aldine ISD Highlighted As Case Study In ‘Perseverance’ In School Turnaround

    School System 20/20 Aldine Case Study Featured on Houston Public Media

    Houston Public Media story on Education Resource Strategies' System 20/20 case study on school turnaround in Aldine, Texas. More »

  • Which schools get the most money? Indianapolis Public Schools analysis reveals how schools compare

    ERS' Indianapolis partnership mentioned in Chalkbeat

    This article originally appeared here, in Chalkbeat. On paper, Crispus Attucks and Broad Ripple high schools are strikingly similar. Both are relatively high performing magnet high schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district. Both serve a diverse group of students — roughly 70... More »

  • You Can Do Anything, You Just Can't Do Everything

    Karen Hawley Miles Joins XQ Expert Series Podcast on Design-Driven School Budgeting

    Karen Hawley Miles serves as a panelist on the XQ Expert Series Podcast on design-driven school budgeting. More »

  • Simple Salary Math

    ERS' work with Boston Public Schools mentioned

    The study, compiled by Education Resource Strategies (ERS), was commissioned by the school department as it attempts to reckon with its budget problems, and was paid for by a nonprofit that offers grants for strategic planning to school districts and other education groups. The compensation... More »

  • Efforts Showcased at the Education Pioneers’ Agents of Change Dinner

    This past month, I had the honor of attending Education Pioneers’ Annual Agents of Change Dinner, representing ERS as an agent of change due to our organizational work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. More »

  • School System Transformation in Action

    March 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 focuses on our new School System 20/20 case study on Aldine Public Schools, The Rewards of Perseverance. View the March issue... More »

  • Support on ESSA: Supplement not Supplant

    ERS served as expert support to U.S. Department of Education

    Last week, ERS Principal Associate Courtney Hitchcock and I were in Washington, D.C. to serve as the official Department of Education “expert support” for the negotiating committee for regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), particularly on the “supplement not supplant”... More »

  • Boston school budget gap filled, for now, but hard decisions remain

    ERS' Boston Public Schools work mentioned in The Boston Globe

    This story appeard in The Boston Globe. See that verion here. Boston school officials insist they have looked for money in every corner of their $1 billion budget, but still need to cut services for autistic children, squeeze savings on buses, and delay new programs in order to close the... More »