New superintendents can use data to build political capital and enable system change

Many new superintendents embark on "listening tours" at the start of their tenures to build political capital. But by bringing key facts about current spending and resource use to those conversations, leaders can transform one-directional listening into two-way conversations.

In School Administrator magazine, ERS' David Rosenberg and Karen Silverman provide five examples of first year superintendents in districts like Boston and Indianapolis who used data to jumpstart the transformation process. We'll connect you with the ERS tools you can use to begin collecting data now.

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Learn how one Michigan  superintendent used Resource Check to create a strategic plan

In our August webinar, first year superintendent Dr. Shawn Wightman describes how his team took the  Resource Check  self-assessment online to identify the district's strengths and opportunities for improvement. They then leveraged the results to create a  strategic plan that hung in every classroom in Marysville Public Schools last year. 

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The 2016 new-hire cohort joined us in September 

This fall we welcomed a new class of consultants who bring a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and talents to our work. They spent their first two weeks in New Hire Orientation, where they immersed themselves in the ERS mission, culture, and values; learned analytical skills and background information; and worked through a case study that replicates an ERS-district partnership.

Because our children deserve more than a few great schools.

Ensuring college and career readiness for all students, especially lower-income students and students of color, requires redesigning school systems to enable new ways of organizing schools for student and teacher learning. School System 20/20 is our vision for transforming school systems so every school succeeds for every student, because of the system - not in spite of it.



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