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  • District Transformation Comes in Different Forms

    Lessons from Lawrence, Aldine, and ERS’s Newest Case Study on 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, MA... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Professional Learning: The Big Shift We Need Now

    April 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 professional learning suite of materials, Connected Professional Learning for Teachers. View the April... More »

  • Professional Learning Diagnostic Assessment: Beta Test

    The Professional Learning Diagnostic Assessment covers topics like curriculum, collaboration, and feedback, and lets leaders compare their school system to best practices More »

  • What Does It Look Like When Districts Connect PD to Academic Goals?

    Education Week's special report features ERS content on professional learning for teachers

    See the original story at Education Week. For an April report, researchers at the nonprofit organization Education Resource Strategies studied three districts and a charter management organization, or CMO, that had made professional learning a core part of their academic strategy, were working... More »

  • Guest Blog: The State of ESSA's School-level Financial Requirement

    Now that the regulations are gone

    Edunomics Lab is among a select cadre of peer organizations that lead the effort to help states meet ESSA’s financial transparency requirements and influence ERS’ evolving approach to state-level support. In a new guest blog post from the Edunomics team, Katie Hagan and Marguerite Roza explain... More »

  • States Lead Now: From Compliance Officer to Leader

    How states can leverage ESSA to advance equity and excellence

    In this new era of national education reform, the need for state-level leadership is more important than ever. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states a swath of new responsibilities including the discretion to redefine statewide accountability, create strategies for school turnaround,... More »

  • Evidence and Funding: Connecting the Dots

    Chiefs for Change provides a framework for navigating ESSA funding flexibility and evidence provision

    Chiefs for Change Report provides a framework for state education chiefs for navigating ESSA funding flexibility and the evidence provision More »