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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
Baroody, Karen; Rho, Lois; Huberlie, Ali – Education Resource Strategies, 2015
In November 2011, Lawrence Public Schools became the first school district in Massachusetts to enter into state receivership. It was a chronically low-performing district with a graduation rate at 52 percent, and it had not had a permanent superintendent in two years. By June 2014, however, things had dramatically changed for the better. This case…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
Education Resource Strategies, 2015
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…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
Four organizations with promising practices in teacher Professional Growth & Support have significantly raised outcomes for low-income students. The charter management networks, Achievement First and Aspire Public Schools, and the two reform organizations, Teach Plus and Agile Mind, have successfully increased student achievement with a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Human Capital
Education Resource Strategies, 2010
On March 25-26, 2010, a cadre of urban education leaders gathered in Baltimore, Maryland for the "Fair Student Funding Summit," a conference that brought together districts that use weighted student funding (WSF) as an approach for allocating dollars to schools. Convened by Education Resource Strategies (ERS) and hosted by Baltimore City…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Finance, Financial Support
Education Resource Strategies, 2009
School districts across the country are redesigning their portfolios of high schools to include more small high schools. Over the past three years Education Resource Strategies (ERS), with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, partnered with both schools and districts to understand spending in small high schools and document how…
Descriptors: School District Spending, School Districts, Educational Finance, Expenditures
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; 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; 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: Small Schools, Urban 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: Urban Schools, High Schools, Case Studies, Small 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: Charter Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, Public Schools
Frank, Stephen; Feinberg, Randi – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
In this paper, a companion piece to "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools" (ED544382), the authors analyze small high school spending in three urban districts--Baltimore City, Boston, and Chicago--to understand whether it is higher than in larger schools; if it is, why it is different; and the policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Case Studies, High Schools, Small Schools
Frank, Stephen; Feinberg, Randi – Education Resource Strategies, 2008
In this paper, a companion piece to "Strategic Designs: Lessons from Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools" (ED544382), the authors analyze small high school spending in three urban districts--Baltimore City, Boston, and Chicago--to understand whether it is higher than in larger schools; if it is, why it is different; and the policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Case Studies, Small Schools, Academic Achievement
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, Case Studies, Educational Quality