DREAM: A New Way to Explore School Budgets

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) is an organization that provides resources and tools that aim to change the way people, time, and money are used in urban education to dramatically improve student learning. Resources on their webpage on teaching innovation include publications and case studies that focus on rethinking and redesigning teacher compensation systems to attract, reward, and retain talent and ideas on how to restructure the teaching job to emphasize teacher teams, differentiated roles, and opportunities to develop and increase impact. ERS has created an online budget tool called DREAM that allows school districts to input their data to see how different changes would impact their budget. The tool lets decision makers adjust key cost levers within their district to see how these changes would impact the budget and other measures. 
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