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Travers, Jonathan – Education Resource Strategies, 2018
Resource equity refers to the allocation and use of resources (people, time, and money) to create student experiences that enable all children to reach empowering and rigorous learning outcomes--no matter their race or income. In this working paper, we've identified specific "dimensions of equity," and we explain how each links to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Resource Allocation, Instructional Leadership, School Districts
Education Resource Strategies, 2017
This study examines district-run and charter schools in Oakland across three dimensions: (1) student need (2) resource levels, and (3) resource use. We analyzed data for the 2014-15 school year from every school run by Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), as well as 32 charter schools, which serve 88% of all the charter school students in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Finance
Frank, Stephen; Hovey, Don – Education Resource Strategies, 2014
Recently, there has been growing interest in adapting Return-on-Investment thinking to education--sometimes called educational productivity, or academic-ROI. Education leaders do not seek a monetary return on their spending, rather greater student learning, or other outcomes like student citizenship, higher graduation rates, or increased lifetime…
Descriptors: Investment, Outcomes of Education, Educational Strategies, Systems Approach
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
Education Resource Strategies, 2014
As the state of Georgia considers revising its K-12 funding formula, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) recommends the state implement a weighted student-funding formula (WSF) system in order to create resource use flexibility for districts and to remove the marginal inequity found in its current funding system. Additionally, such a change would…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Funding Formulas, Resource Allocation, Educational Resources
Frank, Stephen; Trawick-Smith, Joseph – Education Resource Strategies, 2014
K-12 education resources are often allocated non-strategically, with schools spending time and money on activities that have little relationship to student outcomes. Most of these decisions take place within districts, rooted in the processes of setting schedules, staffing levels, and assignments, and creating final budgets. Local Education…
Descriptors: State Agencies, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Resource Allocation
Education Resource Strategies, 2014
Nationwide, states face declining or plateauing investments in education. These financial constraints, coupled with increased standards for student achievement through the widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), create a heightened need for strategic resource use. However, districts are not currently using resources…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resource Allocation, State Standards, Academic Standards
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
For over a decade, Education Resource Strategies, Inc. (ERS) has helped leaders of urban school districts strategically reallocate their resources to improve student performance. This work identifies seven Core Transformational Strategies that support high-performing schools; in high-functioning districts, resources (people, time, and money) are…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Resource Allocation, High Achievement
Frank, Stephen – Education Resource Strategies, 2012
Superintendent Andres A. Alonso arrived in Baltimore in 2007 with a vision for improving the city's struggling schools. His vision included empowering school leaders and creating accountability for student learning through a series of reforms that center around a new system for giving resources to schools, called Fair Student Funding (FSF). FSF…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Urban Schools, Goal Orientation, Educational Improvement
Frank, Stephen – Education Resource Strategies, 2011
ERS final report summarizing research on the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) and the participative community "work-out" process that was held in response to research results. The report shows how SCSD is in a strong position to improve and deliver on its promise for all children, but that to succeed, dramatic action is still…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, School Districts, Urban Schools, Expenditures
Frank, Stephen – Education Resource Strategies, 2010
There is no disputing that for high school students to be college and career ready, they need adequate time to learn, and individualized attention to meet each student's academic goals, learning styles, and social needs. Over the past decade, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) has partnered with urban schools and districts to improve their use of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Requirements, School Schedules, General Education
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; 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
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
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