How one Boston school organizes resources to catch students up

In 2010, only 29% of students at Boston's Jeremiah E. Burke High School were proficient in ELA; by 2015, 72% were. Students have made similarly impressive gains in math. School leaders  have deliberately organized staff and time, and built on a collaborative culture among teachers to support an intervention model guided by student needs.

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Denver Public Schools Sees Academic Growth for All Students
Every student subgroup posts gains, under a strategy of system-wide reform

Denver Public Schools has spent the last decade retooling every part of the system to attract and retain the best teachers and leaders, give schools flexibility and support, and manage a diverse portfolio of schools. ERS' School System 20/20 analysis shows that DPS is one of the fastest-improving urban districts in the country, and highlights the components of their strategy.

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The mayor pledges funds to address district's budget deficit, plan for the future

Baltimore City Schools faces a projected budget deficit of $130 million next year. But in her recent State of City address, Mayor Catherine Pugh proposed directing $180 million over three years from city coffers to help with the shortfall. ERS has highlighted Baltimore Superintendent Sonja Santelises' efforts to  communicate the budget gap early and with transparent data, to address what we call the "triple squeeze."

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3 ways to leverage ESSA to support school and district improvement

With ESSA accountability regulations overturned, one-time mandates become opportunities. In a blog posted to the PIE Network's site, ERS' Stephan Frank discusses the ESSA provision that states review how districts with high concentrations of struggling schools allocate resources. He shares  three ways states can use this opportunity to ensure schools like Boston's Jeremiah E. Burke High School get the resources they need to succeed.

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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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