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NOVEMBER 2013   
Change is hard. And transformation, even harder. But every day, we're seeing districts and states take brave steps to use their people, time, and money more effectively for student success. Sometimes, districts tackle big issues; sometimes, it's the small changes that matter.
In this issue we bring you stories of districts making incremental but important changes to better support school leaders, teachers, and students. 

As Cleveland prepares to transfer more autonomy to schools, its central office is adapting to provide key guidance to principals. 

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In Michigan, districts with Priority or Focus schools use ERS' Resource Check to inform their School Improvement Plan. Bath says the exercise lead to new questions and tailored solutions.

ERS and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform worked with Waterbury Public Schools to assess resource use. Our analysis found patterns similar to many other urban districts.
Staff from Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Prince George's County, Seattle, and Tulsa learned some first steps districts can take to better support teachers.

Video: Budgeting for Equity 

Karen Hawley Miles describes how to define and address inequity in school budgets.


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NEA Backs Changes to Teacher Compensation

A move away from "steps and lanes" is just one of their principles for a new "Professional Growth Salary Structure."


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System 20/20 Infographic See the possibilities �

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping urban school systems organize people, time, technology, and money to create great schools at scale.

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