Our Education team offers consulting services and technology solutions to help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

What We Do

Teaching and Learning Solutions

Let our team of consultants help you take your school performance, special programs, and instruction to the next level.

Data Systems and IT Solutions

Tap the full potential of data-driven instruction and personalized learning with our technology services and solutions, including EDPlan™, the leading suite of web-based special education solutions.

Financial Solutions

Optimize your special education case management and recover the reimbursements to which you are entitled, to provide the best for every student.

News & Perspectives

PCG’s partner, Broward County Public Schools, authors contributed content on district-wide equity initiative

2 days ago

To meet the needs of educators working in urban school districts serving diverse student populations, PCG offers rigorous, research-based courses through our Professional Learning Platform (PLP), designed to improve teacher effectiveness and raise student achievement. The Broward County Public School District (BCPS) in Florida is one such district with an extremely diverse student population, representing over 200 countries and over 190 languages, that we are proud to call a partner.

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Making the most of SXSW EDU: 5 Tips from a conference veteran

5 days ago

For education professionals seeking to stay current with the most important innovations in teaching and learning, no event rivals the annual SXSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas, coming up on March 4 through 7. As you’d expect from its name, SXSW EDU is jam-packed with a Texas-sized selection of learning, professional development, and networking opportunities for teachers, principals, school administrators, researchers, consultants, and innovators.

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Helping Districts Drive Change

20 days ago

In a new guest blog post published via eSchoolMedia this week, PCG’s Evan Nisonson shares insights from his work helping states and school districts implement strategies to improve outcomes. Evan encourages districts to commit to a three-pronged approach blending technology upgrades, professional development, and coaching if they are looking to drive sustainable, improved results quickly.

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Public Consulting Group and Learning Forward Partner to Launch Innovative Coaching PD Course for Educators

67 days ago

Recent research of over 60 studies, found that instructional coaching can improve the quality of a teacher’s instruction and lead to gains in student achievement. To meet this need, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) , a leading provider of research-based...

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Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training for Educators Launches in Washington State

69 days ago

As part of the statewide focus on inequities experienced by students of color in the classroom and closing the opportunity gap in Washington State, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has launched...

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Exploring Black education in America

101 days ago

This week, SXSWEDU published a new guest blog post by PCG’s own Bruce Douglas, in which, Bruce offers a detailed and poignant review of the 2018 panel discussion he found most impactful at the SXSWEDU conference this past March in Austin, Texas.

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PCG celebrates NC STEM Schools of Distinction

138 days ago

In September, three public schools in North Carolina were recognized for their exemplary leadership and instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Greene County Middle School, Meadowview Magnet Middle School, and Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy are the latest schools to be recognized under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s (NC DPI) STEM Recognition Program.

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Project SUCCESS Featured in K-12 Newsletter

143 days ago

PCG’s client project developed in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Education, called Project SUCCESS, was mentioned in the September 17th issue of Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter focused on children with autism. The article provides details on research-based resources for increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

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EPIC Summer Camp brings fun—and learning—to Dallas ISD students

194 days ago

Elementary and middle-school students from nine Dallas Independent School District (ISD) schools participated in PCG’s EPIC Summer Camp from July 16-26. EPIC is a science, technology, and mathematics learning program that aims to prevent the “summer slide,” or loss of learning that can otherwise undo months of educational progress after school ends in June. 

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PCG and the Georgia Department of Education Win Learning Impact Platinum Award for Their Work on the 50-State CASE Registry Service.

261 days ago

At this year’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute IMS Global, recognized Public Consulting Group (PCG) and the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) with a Learning Impact Platinum Award

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Meet Our Team

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Ladd Van Devender

Manager / Education

Mr. Van Devender oversees more than 150 North Carolina education projects and Student Success Planning solutions throughout NC. These services include the implementation and ongoing...

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Dr. Jack McLaughlin

Manager / Education

Dr. McLaughlin comes from a proud family tradition of service in public education. He has served as school teacher and chief administrator in New York and California. In California, he served as...

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Greg Nadeau

Manager / Education

Mr. Nadeau leads the team at PCG that developed the National Education Data Model/CCSSO State Core Model and the USED CEDS Data Model. He has served as an expert consultant to more...

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John Matthews

Chief Technology Officer / Education

John Matthews serves as the CTO for PCG's education's division. John's career in IT spans 33+ years, and includes experience working in education, defense, utilities, distribution, media...

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Florie Wong

Manager / Education

Florie Wong is an Associate Manager with PCG's education division and has been working in the education field for over 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Framingham...

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Joan Streefkerk

Associate Manager / Education

Ms. Streefkerk assists the PCG's education state teams to understand the needs of educators and the local market to help expand our customer base by ensuring our products and services align to their needs...

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Dan Wistman

Manager / Education

Mr. Wistman has more than 25 years of information systems experience, including extensive experience in software development and project management of enterprise application implementations...

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Alvin H. Crawford Jr.

General Manager / Education

Alvin Crawford is General Manager for PCG’s education division. PCG serves thousands of clients in the United States and a growing client base internationally. Mr. Crawford’s focus is on creating solutions to improve outcomes for children through more systemic and effective approaches to teaching and learning, as well as promoting PCG's current service portfolio to a wider set of customers.  Mr. Crawford has over 20 years of experience in education and media.

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Bryan Hawkom

Manager / Education

Mr. Hawkom currently heads up the northeast business for PCG's education division. In addition, he runs large engagements in Michigan and New Jersey and oversees staff in five PCG offices throughout...

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