ERS is non-profit consulting group that works with large urban public school systems to rethink the use of district and school-level resources, supporting strategies for improved instruction and performance.
What makes ERS unique? (1) Our analytical approach: The core of our practice is to provide in-depth strategic and analytic support to leaders of large urban school systems. We do this by combining extensive knowledge of school systems and educational theory and practice with intensive, quantitative financial and data analysis. (2) Our collaborative client engagements: ERS's client engagements are partnerships. We view it as part of our explicit mission to build client capacity to understand and implement effective resource practices. (3) Our contribution to the national conversation: One of ERS's primary missions is to influence the national conversation on district and school resource issues. Our working partnerships with school systems form the bridge between practice and research. Our relationship with clients provides us with access to a wealth of information not otherwise publically available and an unrivalled knowledge of the resource issues facing districts.