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  • Which schools get the most money? Indianapolis Public Schools analysis reveals how schools compare

    ERS' Indianapolis partnership mentioned in Chalkbeat

    This article originally appeared here, in Chalkbeat. On paper, Crispus Attucks and Broad Ripple high schools are strikingly similar. Both are relatively high performing magnet high schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools district. Both serve a diverse group of students — roughly 70... More »

  • You Can Do Anything, You Just Can't Do Everything

    Karen Hawley Miles Joins XQ Expert Series Podcast on Design-Driven School Budgeting

    Karen Hawley Miles serves as a panelist on the XQ Expert Series Podcast on design-driven school budgeting. More »

  • One-Stop Shop for School Design

    April issue of School System 20/20 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 highlights our School Designer tool, a one-stop shop for aligning key resource decisions, and a few other resources. View the April... More »

  • Simple Salary Math

    ERS' work with Boston Public Schools mentioned

    The study, compiled by Education Resource Strategies (ERS), was commissioned by the school department as it attempts to reckon with its budget problems, and was paid for by a nonprofit that offers grants for strategic planning to school districts and other education groups. The compensation... More »

  • Efforts Showcased at the Education Pioneers’ Agents of Change Dinner

    This past month, I had the honor of attending Education Pioneers’ Annual Agents of Change Dinner, representing ERS as an agent of change due to our organizational work around diversity, equity, and inclusion. More »

  • School System Transformation in Action

    March issue of School System 20/20 e-news

    Our School System 20/20 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 our new School System 20/20 case study on Aldine Public Schools, The Rewards of Perseverance. View the March issue... More »

  • Supporting 9th graders with school design

    March issue of School Design e-news

    Our School Design e-newsletter is a regular online publication for school leaders striving to align resources—people, time, and money—to improve student learning. This issue highlights our video recording the progress made by 9th graders at Freshman Academy in Revere after Principal Dr.... More »

  • Support on ESSA: Supplement not Supplant

    ERS served as expert support to U.S. Department of Education

    Last week, ERS Principal Associate Courtney Hitchcock and I were in Washington, D.C. to serve as the official Department of Education “expert support” for the negotiating committee for regulations to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), particularly on the “supplement not supplant”... More »

  • Boston school budget gap filled, for now, but hard decisions remain

    ERS' Boston Public Schools work mentioned in The Boston Globe

    This story appeard in The Boston Globe. See that verion here. Boston school officials insist they have looked for money in every corner of their $1 billion budget, but still need to cut services for autistic children, squeeze savings on buses, and delay new programs in order to close the... More »

  • New School System 20/20 Case Study: Aldine, Texas

    ERS' second School System 20/20 case study explores how one district faced daunting challenges over 20 years by focusing on people and changing the system More »