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  1. 1. © Education Resource Strategies, Inc., 2017 Education Resource Strategies Webinar, February 15, 2017
  2. 2. Agenda  Welcome and Panelist Introductions  ERS and Our Work  Q&A 1
  3. 3. Introductions – Moderator Jessica Fick, Senior Talent & HR Lead Former Senior Associate Consultant with AchieveMission and National Manager of Civic Engagement with Citizen Schools; MPA, Emphasis: Nonprofit and Public Sector Management from Rutgers University 2
  4. 4. Introductions – Panelists Nisha Garg, Principal Associate Former Ed Pioneers fellow and ESL/Math teacher in Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools; B.A. in Economics, minor in Spanish and Latin American Cultures from Barnard College 3 Sara Nelson, Associate Teach For America alum and former 6th grade teacher at Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago; B.A., Economics and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University Jess O'Connor, Associate Ed Pioneers Graduate School Fellow and former Associate Director of Operations at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academies; M.A., Urban Education Policy from Brown University
  5. 5. Our mission 4 ERS is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming how urban school systems organize resources (people, time, technology, and money) so that every school succeeds for every student.
  6. 6. Los Angeles Oakland Saint Paul Chicago Cincinnati Atlanta Philadelphia New York City Syracuse Rochester Providence Baltimore City Charlotte-Mecklenburg Duval County Boston Georgia Districts Fulton County Hall County Marietta City Treutlen County Vidalia City Cleveland Austin Albuquerque Michigan Tennessee Aldine Newark, NJSacramento District work Current partner State work Knox County Lake County Indianapolis Nashville Georgia Santa Fe New Haven, CT California New York Tulsa Palm Beach County Connecticut Special Projects Waterbury Public Schools Bridgeport Public Schools Hamden Public Schools Windham Public Schools Prince George’s County, MD District of Columbia Memphis Holyoke, MA For over 10 years, we’ve worked closely with the nation’s largest school systems and a few states to improve resource use
  7. 7. Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) What did we do?  “Typical” Resource Map, focusing on:  Spending at central office vs. school  Funding equity across the district (by school level and school demographics)  How resources play out at the school level (school design) Impact:  OUSD leveraged ERS’ analysis in determining priority areas and protecting resources at the school level for the 17-18 budgeting cycle this year.  In a continued partnership with OUSD, we are supporting over half of the high schools in OUSD as they alter their school schedules to ensure students have sufficient opportunities to obtain the credits needed to graduate. 6 OUSD serves 37,000 students in the Bay Area, of which 73% qualify for free and reduced price lunch, and 30% are English language learners.
  8. 8. Indianapolis Public Schools - Student-Based Budgeting 7 What did we do?  Financial Analysis portion of Resource Map  Support for transition to Student-Based Allocations (SBA)  Strategic School Design cohort work Impact:  IPS leveraged ERS’ analysis to think more strategically about their portfolio decisions.  In a continued partnership with IPS, we are helping implement the training and processes needed for full operation of the new funding formula.  In addition to supporting roll out of SBA, ERS continues to work closely with schools and school supervisors to help leaders understand new flexibilities and design more effective schools. Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) serves about 30,000 students, three quarters of whom qualify for free-and- reduced-price lunch.
  9. 9. Boston Public Schools – School Design  What did we do?  Under an Extended Learning Time (ELT) initiative through the mayor’s office, 61 elementary and middle schools added 40 minutes to their school day  ERS worked with the ELT office in BPS to create a professional development sequence to support all schools through a strategic planning process  ERS also led a cohort of 9 schools through an intensive planning process  Impact  Developed “bright spot” studies to highlight schools in the first cohort who achieved strategic resource shifts that better supported student learning and needs  Continued the work in this year with an additional 6 cohort schools and 40 new extended-time schools 8 Boston Public Schools (BPS) serves about 58,000 students, where nearly half of the students speak a language other than English, and half are economically disadvantaged
  10. 10. Frequently Asked Candidate Questions
  11. 11. What is the difference between roles? 10 Title Requirements Key Responsibilities Associate  Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s degree (MBA, MPP, MPA, or Education) preferred  2-3 years of professional experience.  Conducting data analysis  Collaborating with case teams and district partners to generate insights from analysis  Developing and presenting final work products and reports Principal Associate  3-5 years of experience in strategic consulting, quantitative analysis, or comparable field  Master’s degree (MBA, MPP, MPA, or Education) preferred  Leading data analysis; supervising associates and analysts  Leading process to generate insights from data analysis  Owning relationships with key district leaders; developing and presenting client presentations and reports
  12. 12. How would I be supported at ERS? 11 Buddy! Goals & Development Coach Project Supervisor HR (aka Jess Fick) Project Team Core Services
  13. 13. What does a typical day look like at ERS?  There is no “typical” day, but at ERS you will spend your time doing a mix of:  Independent work time  1:1 check-ins with project supervisors  Project team meetings  Client meetings  Training sessions  Internal Organizational Initiatives  Travel 12
  14. 14. How would you describe the culture at ERS? We have many structures in place in support of our culture, such as:  ERS Core Values  ERS lunches  TGIF Innovation days  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee  ERS annual retreat  ERS annual slow cook-off 13
  15. 15. How does the interview process work?  Phone Screen  Analytical Phone Interview (analytical job simulation)  In-person Interview  Case Interview  Presentation  Behavioral Fit Interviews 14
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