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  • 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 »

  • To Drive Change, Realign Your Resources

    Guest article on school design in Educational Leadership magazine

    This article originally appeared in Educational Leadership magazine. To meet new challenges, schools must learn to use people, time, and money more strategically. Two years ago, principal Tihesha Guthrie noticed a change at Arlington Woods Elementary in Indianapolis: More and more... More »

  • Can Data Bring District & Charter Leaders Together?

    June 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 the release of "Informing Equity," which profiles spending and resource allocation in charter and district-run schools in... More »

  • Do charters or traditional schools have it worse? A new study says both

    L.A. Times reports on benefits of the fact base Informing Equity presents

    L.A. Times reports on benefits of the fact base Informing Equity presents More »

  • 3 Steps to a Strategic Schedule

    June issue of School Design e-news

    June issue of School Design Now e-news More »

  • Oakland charters more likely to enroll higher-performing students than district schools

    ERS and Go Public Schools Oakland report on charter and district schools mentioned in EdSource

    Read the article as it appeared in Edsource.  Oakland’s charter schools enroll students who are more academically prepared than students who attend district-run schools, giving city charter schools an edge on the question of which kind of school excels at educating its students, according to a... More »

  • Connecting Teacher Leadership and Professional Learning in DC Public Schools

    How DC Public Schools grows teacher leaders to support professional learning

    The nonprofit organization Leading Educators explains how DC Public Schools built its teacher leader program to support professional learning More »

  • It Takes a System: Redesigning a District for Equity and Excellence

    May 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 the release of our latest School System 20/20 case study, "It Takes a System," which profiles Denver Public Schools. View... More »

  • Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

    Education Post features our School System 20/20 case study on Denver Public Schools in reading list for Secretary DeVos

    Read the blog post as it originally appeared in Education Post.  You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and  just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just last night, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that she’s... More »

  • District Transformation Comes in Different Forms

    Lessons from Lawrence, Aldine, and ERS’s Newest Case Study of Denver

    ERS’s new case study on Denver Public Schools continues to build the case for the power of system transformation to enable all schools to succeed for all students. "It Takes a System: Redesigning a District for Equity and Excellence" follows our in-depth look at the school districts of Lawrence,... More »