Why do some schools beat the odds and consistently outperform others?
Through over a decade of research and practice in strategic resource use, ERS knows that strategic schools start with a strong vision for student and teacher success, and the deliberate efforts to reorganize resources — people, time, technology, and money — around that vision. We call this Strategic School Design. Explore our many tools and stories and discover all that school leaders can do to improve teaching and learning.
Nearly every high-preforming school practices three basic principles of stategic resource use:
School Designer is an interactive tool to support principals, teachers and central office staff in the strategic planning process. It includes:
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Assess your school's resource use against the three basic principles of school design.
Learn how effective school designs across the country are meeting students' needs. School Design in Action includes profiles of schools across the country that are using people, time, money and technology in innovative ways to meet the needs of students and teachers.
These tools support school leaders in building a master schedule that aligns student and teacher time to key school improvement priorities.