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ERIC Number: ED593419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Designing Schools That Work: Organizing Resources Strategically for Student Success. [Updated]
Miles, Karen Hawley; Ferris, Kristen; Green, Genevieve Quist
Education Resource Strategies
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 different than the status quo. While there is no one "right way" to organize resources, high-performing schools serving high-need students organize around six common design essentials: (1) Instruction; (2) Teacher Collaboration; (3) Talent Management; (4) Time & Attention; (5) Whole Child; and (6) Growth-Oriented Adult Culture. Strategic designs don't happen by accident. They happen because school leaders and their teams develop a deliberate strategy for organizing resources. We believe this paper--which has detailed stories of districts putting the strategies into action--is a great place to start for anyone looking to transform their school. [For the original version of this report, see ED560045.]
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: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Authoring Institution: Education Resource Strategies
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; District of Columbia; Oklahoma (Oklahoma City); New York (New York); Colorado (Denver); Massachusetts