NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
American Recovery and…2
Race to the Top1
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 16 to 30 of 65 results Save | Export
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
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
The "Professional Growth & Support System Self-Assessment" is designed to help school systems evaluate their current Professional Growth & Support strategy. The self-assessment is organized around the "Eight Principles of Strategic Professional Growth & Support." Each section allows school leaders to identify the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Self Evaluation (Groups), Teacher Evaluation, Alignment (Education)
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
This "Professional Growth & Support Spending Calculator" helps school systems quantify all current spending aimed at improving teaching effectiveness. Part I provides worksheets to analyze total investment. Part II provides a system for evaluating investments based on purpose, target group, and delivery. In this Spending Calculator…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Worksheets, Computation, Expenditures
Shields, Regis Anne – Education Resource Strategies, 2013
Teaching effectiveness is the most important in-school factor for improving student achievement. In order to attract, retain, develop, and motivate the most effective teaching force possible, many argue that teacher salaries should be elevated to compete with other professions that attract and retain strong talent. This paper explores how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Finance Reform, Opportunities, Improvement
Frank, Stephen; Baroody, Karen; Gordon, Jeff – Education Resource Strategies, 2013
Across the country, school districts are struggling to improve student performance on flat or declining budgets. Many districts are understandably cautious about implementing large changes, such as redesigning the step-and-lane system that has existed for decades. New evaluation systems must be implemented and vetted before they are linked to…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), School Districts, Teaching (Occupation)
Education Resource Strategies, 2013
One of a series of Education Resource Strategies (ERS) publications and tools, this paper explores important ways to organize and invest in Professional Growth & Support that strengthen teaching capacity and effectiveness at the system level. It draws on research, ERS experience with urban school systems nationwide, and detailed analyses of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Holistic Approach
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: Faculty Development, Low Income, At Risk Students, Case Studies
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, Academic Achievement, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies
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, 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: Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, At Risk Students, Case Studies
Shields, Regis Anne; Lewis, Christopher – Education Resource Strategies, 2012
All employers, including school districts, enter into a "Value Proposition" with their employees--the complete set of offerings and experiences provided by the employer, compared to other similar opportunities. A successful Value Proposition reflects the needs of both employer and employee, not only attracting and retaining employees with the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teaching (Occupation), Employer Employee Relationship, Teacher Recruitment
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5