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  • How to use the Per-Pupil Mandate to Advance Equity & Excellence

    PIE Network's Penny for Your Thoughts: Without ESSA Regs, How Do We Leverage the Law?

    The work of advocates is more important than ever to ensure every student graduates world-ready. More »

  • Leverage Resource Allocation Reviews to Support Local Decision Making

    View this story as it originally appeared on the PIE Network's Resources & News page. ESSA accountability regulations were overturned. What now? We know reform advocates will continue their work to support ESSA engagement and implementation at the state level. At the same time, a complicated... More »

  • Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Principals: A Winning Team

    Irvin Scott references how ERS tools can help leadership and teacher teams strategically manage their resources

    Irvin Scott references how ERS tools can help leadership and teacher teams strategically manage their resources More »

  • District-level turnarounds in Massachusetts, Colorado offer choice lessons

    Access the story as it originally appeared in Education Dive.  Dive Brief: Lawrence, MA, and Denver, CO, have both made district-wide, systemic changes that have improved student outcomes with charter schools as part of the solution, but not the only one. Karen Baroody and Karen Hawley... More »

  • Hidden Choices in School Budgets

    March 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 focuses on school budgeting for equity and highlights our Budget Hold'em for Schools, an interactive online tool for exploring budget... More »

  • When it Comes to Struggling Schools, School Choice Is No Substitute for Systemic Change

    Denver Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools show how to reorganize resources and change the rules to support struggling schools.

    Denver Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools show how to reorganize resources and change the rules to support struggling schools. More »

  • Tennessee District Weighs Giving Principals More Money, Spending Power to Help High-Needs Kids

    ERS partners with Shelby County Schools to explore weighted student funding

    The Tennessee district is exploring whether to adopt a weighted budgeting formula that would take into account the needs of disadvantaged students and give principals more spending authority, More »

  • Leaders from 3 Districts Confront "The Triple Squeeze"

    February 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 focuses on what we call the "triple squeeze"—a set of challenges facing today's urban districts—and how three large districts are... More »

  • Districts to Learn From: Boston

    2016 Report from the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Long Term Financial Planning Process

    2016 Long Term Financial Planning Report Draws on ERS Data More »

  • When Considering Turnaround, States Should Follow the Money

    Under ESSA, states have far more say on which low-performing schools will receive turnaround interventions, what interventions those schools will implement, and how resources will flow to those schools. More »