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ERIC Number: ED560051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Back from the Brink: How a Bold Vision and a Focus on Resources Can Drive System Improvement. Executive Summary
Education Resource Strategies
This executive summary describes a case study that implemented the framework School System 20/20 to examine how Lawrence Public Schools (Massachusetts) is transforming its policies and structures to better align resources with student and teacher needs. Education Resource Strategies' (ERS') School System 20/20 is a set of conditions and practices that enable districts to achieve significant improvements in school and system performance. It includes both a vision for transformative change as well as a methodology for charting a path and measuring progress toward that change across seven transformation areas: Standards and Instruction, Teaching, Leadership, School Design, School Support, Funding, and Partners. Using a data-driven approach, it enables districts to see exactly how resources--people, time, and money--are deployed, and identify where they can better meet student and teacher needs. The goal is to organize system resources so that every school succeeds for every student. This Lawrence story is the first in a series that explores system transformation through the School System 20/20 lens. The executive summary highlights several themes that wove throughout the reform actions in Lawrence, results, and lessons learned. [Cover title: "Back from the Brink, Lawrence, MA: How a Bold Vision and a Focus on Resources Can Drive System Improvement. Executive Summary." For the full report, see ED560049.]
Education Resource Strategies. 480 Pleasant Street Suite C-200, Watertown, MA 02472. Tel: 617-607-8000; Fax: 617-600-6613; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Noyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Education Resource Strategies
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts