Educational Institutions

Education Resource Strategies Inc

  • Watertown, MA
  • erstrategies.org

Mission Statement

To transform urban school systems by helping leaders strategically use resources to dramatically improve student learning.

Main Programs

  1. School System Design
  2. School Funding and Staffing Systems
  3. School Design
  4. School Support, Planning, and Supervision
  5. Human Capital
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Current Partners:

Atlanta Public Schools

Baltimore City Public
Schools

Boston Public Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools

Duval County Public
Schools

Prince George’s County
Public Schools

Rochester City School
District

Syracuse City School
District

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Karen H. Miles

Keywords

Self-reported

urban, education, public school, resources, technical assistance, consulting, knowledge, research

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EIN

20-1978102

 Number

4837185844

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

School System Design

Our Strategic School System Design practice helps school systems define and prioritize school system roles and resource strategies that promote transformational improvement in student performance across the system.
A typical School System Design engagement lasts 6-9 months. In close collaboration with educational leaders, we:
Interview school system and school personnel, and other stakeholders to understand the strategies and goals, current structure and systems, strengths and challenges.
Create a resource map to assess alignment of the school system’s people, time, and money resources with instructional goals.
Identify and prioritize specific opportunities for resource realignment. 
Throughout the engagement, we keep the Superintendent and Cabinet engaged and informed through monthly updates to discuss findings and develop implications and recommendations.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

School Funding and Staffing Systems

Our School Funding and Staffing Systems practice is focused on helping school systemsdeliberately allocate resources across schools and students according to identified needs, ensuring equity, transparency, and flexibility.
A School Funding and Staffing engagement typically lasts about 12 months. Working with educational leaders, we:
Evaluate the effectiveness of existing funding and resource (including staff) allocation systems against research-based practices.
Create a resource map of current resource use using ERS’ analytic methodology to combine Financial, Human Resource, and Scheduling data. 
Interview school system leaders, school personnel and other stakeholders to understand their strategies and goals, current structure and systems, strengths and challenges, as well as the nuances that cannot be understood simply from looking at the data.
Engage with the Superintendent and Cabinet on a monthly basis, and other stakeholders as needed, to discuss findings and develop implications and recommendations.
Work with school system leadership to develop and implement effective funding systems that give schools the people, time, and talent they need to succeed.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

School Design

Our Strategic School Design practice helps school systems focus resources and empower leaders at the school level to enhance student performance by improving teaching quality, maximizing student time in core subjects, and ensuring individual attention.
A Strategic School Design engagement typically lasts 6-9 months. Working with school and system personnel we:
Create a resource map that combines Financial, Human Resource and Scheduling data to develop a detailed understanding of exactly how people, time, and money are used at the school level. 
Interview key leadership and other stakeholders to understand the nuances that cannot be understood simply from looking at the data. 
Engage with the Superintendent and Cabinet on a monthly basis, and other stakeholders as needed, to discuss findings and develop implications and recommendations.
Using this information and insight, ERS works with system leadership to better support schools in allocating school resources in ways designed to improve student success.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 4

School Support, Planning, and Supervision

Our School Support, Planning, and Supervision practice helps educational leaders develop systems for evaluating and improving individual school performance.
A School Support, Planning, and Supervision engagement typically lasts 9-12 months. The engagement is most commonly launched as a follow-up to another engagement (usually Strategic School Design or Human Capital). 
We work closely with the school personnel, the Superintendent and Cabinet, and other stakeholders to understand the current systems of planning and supervision, and to develop a plan to align those systems with the school system’s strategic goals.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 5

Human Capital

Our Human Capital practice helps school systems design comprehensive strategies for supporting school improvement and for building teacher and leadership expertise.
A Human Capital engagement typically lasts 6-9 months, during which we: Work with educational leaders to understand the school system’s investment in human capital through Professional Development, and to identify opportunities for improvement. 
Analyze budget and personnel data, and interview key players at all levels of the system, to gain a broad understanding of the current structure and programs. 
Compare the school system’s situation to that of other systems and research-based best practices to identify opportunities and develop specific recommendations for improving the return on its human capital investment.
Engage with the Superintendent and Cabinet on a monthly basis, and other stakeholders as needed, to discuss findings and develop implications and recommendations.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Current Partners:

Atlanta Public Schools

Baltimore City Public
Schools

Boston Public Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools

Duval County Public
Schools

Prince George’s County
Public Schools

Rochester City School
District

Syracuse City School
District

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EDUCATION RESOURCE STRATEGIES INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Education Resource Strategies Inc

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Principal Officer

Karen H. Miles

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Karen H. Miles

Education Resource Strategies

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