News

  • ESSA One Year Later

    ERS reflects on PISA 2015 results and three lessons from ESSA’s first year

    On the one-year anniversary of ESSA, new PISA results offer insight on how well we are educating our students, especially those facing the greatest disadvantages. More »

  • District Leaders Dig In on ESSA Reporting and Equity

    Chiefs for Change and ERS led workshop where leadership teams from five districts rolled up their sleeves and dug into the data from their own districts to explore what’s needed to optimize the potential of ESSA’s financial transparency requirements. More »

  • ESSA Financial Reporting: Implications for Resource Equity

    Webinar led by ERS and EdCounsel

    Presentation on the fiinancial reporting requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunities it creates for districts to advance equity. More »

  • Final ESSA Accountability Regulations Released

    Updates Reflect ERS Comments

    The U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on Monday, November 28. In general, we believe these changes significantly strengthen the initial draft and represent an important step in using transparency as a... More »

  • First 3 Steps of Strategic School Design

    November 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 an entry point to Strategic School Design. Click through to view our new framework! View the November issue... More »

  • ERS Receives New Grant From Carnegie Corporation of New York

    $1.5M Grant to Redesign Schools and Systems for Equity

    In October, Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded ERS a two-year, $1,500,000 grant to help us support district partners to fundamentally transform school systems for each and every child. More »

  • ERS Submits Comment on ESSA

    Summary of comments submitted on ESSA's "supplement, not supplant" requirement

    Our comments target strategies that promote both equity and excellence—in other words, how many resources schools receive and how well they use them. We argue that while it is indeed important to measure per-pupil spending at the school level, that metric alone gives us imperfect information... More »

  • A Strategic Talent Manager in Every School

    November 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 highlights resources for empowering districts, including: Our recently published talent management guide titled Building a Talent... More »

  • The Savvy Superintendent's First 100 Days

    October 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 highlights resources for empowering districts, including: Our recently published paper with the School Administrator Magazine,... More »

  • Two-Way Conversations

    How first-year superintendents are using data to build political capital that enables system change

    How first-year superintendents are using data to build political capital that enables system change More »