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Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2019
With the hopeful prospect of new money before them and the continued pressure to stretch every dollar, school districts face a choice: do more of the same, or seize this moment of change to re-envision schooling to better meet student needs. This means thinking strategically about the resources school systems have and ensuring new funds go toward…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Educational Finance, School Restructuring, Teacher Salaries
Rosenberg, David; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2018
Every year, school districts welcome -- and then lose -- thousands of promising new teachers. For too many, the job is overwhelming. How can we improve instruction and reduce teacher turnover -- especially with limited resources, in our highest-needs schools? In the "Growing Great Teachers" report, we use research-based "impact…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Prevention
Miles, Karen Hawley; Rosenberg, David; Green, Genevieve Quist – Education Resource Strategies, 2017
The introduction of college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) profoundly raises the bar for teaching and learning in American schools--and for professional development. Some school systems are rising to the challenge and significantly improving instruction and seeing student learning growth. With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Academic Achievement
Miles, Karen Hawley; Ferris, Kristen; Green, Genevieve Quist – Education Resource Strategies, 2017
This publication outlines the fundamental principles and process of Strategic School Design. Through years of research and practice around school resource use, we have found that high-performing, high-growth schools are responding to the changing context in education by using people, time, technology, and money in ways that look significantly…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Resource Allocation, Educational Strategies, Educational Change
Miles, Karen Hawley; Ferris, Kristen – Education Resource Strategies, 2015
This publication outlines the fundamental principles and process of Strategic School Design. Through more than a decade of research and practice in the area of school resource use, we have found that high-performing schools are responding to the changing context in education by using people, time, technology, and money in ways that look…
Descriptors: Success, School Effectiveness, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies
Miles, Karen Hawley; Feinberg, Randi – Education Resource Strategies, 2014
In 2013 California adopted a new funding formula that includes a significant reinvestment in public education after years of budget cuts. The new law allocates funds differently, directing more resources to students with higher needs and providing more local control and greater transparency. This revolutionary change presents California districts…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Public Education, Finance Reform, School District Autonomy
Miles, Karen Hawley; Baroody, Karen – Education Resource Strategies, 2012
The "American Dream" is under duress as the economy slows, incomes stagnate, and upward mobility is more limited than at any time in recent history. Despite a steady increase in per-pupil spending on public schooling over the last decades, not enough students graduate with proficiency in reading and math. And despite some progress over the past…
Descriptors: Public Education, Democratic Values, Economic Climate, Income
Miles, Karen Hawley; Baroody, Karen – Education Resource Strategies, 2011
There are very real barriers to using people, time, money, and technology well in today's public schools systems. To begin to break down these barriers, the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) has created a framework to prioritize seven urgent restructuring priorities. The authors have found that these areas represent the largest opportunities for…
Descriptors: State Policy, Resource Allocation, Public Schools, School Districts
Miles, Karen Hawley; Baroody, Karen – Education Resource Strategies, 2011
Billions of education dollars are trapped each year. At this time of continued budget shortfalls when every dollar spent on education must yield maximum returns in student outcomes--states are frequently tying the hands of districts. While funding adequacy and equity must remain a priority for states, ensuring that limited resources are used as…
Descriptors: State Policy, Resource Allocation, Public Schools, School Districts
Shields, Regis Anne; Ireland, Nicole; City, Elizabeth; Derderian, Julie; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
This report is one of nine detailed case studies of small urban high schools that served as the foundation for the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) report "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools." These nine schools were dubbed "Leading Edge Schools" because they stand apart from other high…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Case Studies, Small Schools, High Schools
Shields, Regis Anne; Ireland, Nicole; City, Elizabeth; Derderian, Julie; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
This report is one of nine detailed case studies of small urban high schools that served as the foundation for the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) report "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools." These nine schools were dubbed "Leading Edge Schools" because they stand apart from other high…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Small Schools, High Schools, Case Studies
Shields, Regis Anne; Ireland, Nicole; City, Elizabeth; Derderian, Julie; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
This report is one of nine detailed case studies of small urban high schools that served as the foundation for the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) report "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools." These nine schools were dubbed "Leading Edge Schools" because they stand apart from other high…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools, Case Studies
Shields, Regis Anne; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
Education Resource Strategies (ERS) works with school and district leaders to help them more strategically use resources--people, time, and money--to improve student performance. They have found that many school districts begin creating small high schools without a clear sense of how much they will spend or how to ensure that small schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Small Schools, Case Studies, Educational Finance
Shields, Regis Anne; Ireland, Nicole; City, Elizabeth; Derderian, Julie; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
This report is one of nine detailed case studies of small urban high schools that served as the foundation for the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) report "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools." These nine schools were dubbed "Leading Edge Schools" because they stand apart from other high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Small Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools
Shields, Regis Anne; Ireland, Nicole; City, Elizabeth; Derderian, Julie; Miles, Karen Hawley – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
This report is one of nine detailed case studies of small urban high schools that served as the foundation for the Education Resource Strategies (ERS) report "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools." These nine schools were dubbed "Leading Edge Schools" because they stand apart from other high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Urban Schools, Small Schools, Educational Quality
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