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  • 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 »

  • To Drive Change, Realign Your Resources

    Guest article on school design in Educational Leadership magazine

    This article originally appeared in Educational Leadership magazine. The magazine also publishes a "digital edition" with the features of the print edition To meet new challenges, schools must learn to use people, time, and money more strategically. Two years ago, principal Tihesha... 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 »