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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • In Washington, D.C., a Road Map for Reinventing Professional Development in Schools

    Guest blog on education site The 74

    See the blog post online here. Just when the Trump Administration is proposing to cut federal funding for teachers’ professional development, the local D.C. government is doing the opposite, with lots of progress to show for it. They believe that teachers — not governance, not technology —... More »

  • Redesigning Professional Development for Academic Growth

    ERS' professional learning paper featured in Education Week Chat

    Education Week hosted a chat event on teacher professional learning featuring ERS Partner David Rosenberg. The conversation highlighted our new report, Igniting the Learning Engine: How school systems accelerate teacher effectiveness and student growth through Connected Professional... More »

  • How Connected Professional Learning Can Lead to Positive Student Outcomes

    ERS' professional learning paper featured in PIE Network blog

    See the original, online version of this blog. Massive investments in educator professional development do not necessarily result in improved student outcomes, leading researchers to wonder if professional development needs some rethinking. A new report from PIE Network partner Education... More »

  • Building a Connected Professional Learning System

    ERS' professional learning paper featured in Gates Foundation blog

    See the original, online version of this blog. When teachers have access to powerful professional learning opportunities, their students learn more, too. That’s not surprising—we know that great teaching can have an invaluable impact on a child’s life. But for many teachers, professional... More »

  • Look at the Bigger Picture for Long-Term Improvement

    ERS' professional learning paper cited in Education Week opinion piece

    The following is an opinion piece from the Learninng Forward's PD Watch blog on Education Week Teacher. See the original, online version. What steps are you taking to look at the bigger picture? That's a question I'd like educators to ponder as they consider how to better support teachers and... More »