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

Highlights from SXSW EDU 2019

3 days ago

PCG staff recently attended one of the education industry’s premier events, SXSW EDU, in Austin, Texas from March 4-7, 2019. After months of hard work and planning, this proved to be our biggest year yet. PCG kicked things off by hosting an exclusive dinner event on Monday, March 4th and sponsoring the official SXSW EDU Opening Party immediately after on the same evening. 

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PCG at SXSW EDU: The transformational power of “presuming competence” in every student we teach

24 days ago

A friend of mine has what would be considered a significant disability: Mindy uses a wheelchair, has limited mobility, and communicates primarily by utilizing device she controls with the movement of her eyes to create text and speech output. She requires assistance from others to eat, get dressed, and complete other activities of daily living.

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

37 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

41 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

56 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

102 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

104 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

137 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

173 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

178 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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Meet Our Team

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Rick Purcell

Associate Manager / Education

Rick Purcell came to PCG after the acquisition of eWorker Technologies in November, 2001. In his 32 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, he has developed...

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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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Gerry Stefhon

Associate Manager / Education

Mr. Stefhon is an Associate Manager in PCG's education division overseeing large scale MTSS/RTI implementations. Currently, he is leading extensive communications planning projects for Dallas ISD and...

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Evan Lefsky

Manager / Education

Evan Lefsky (Ph.D.) is Director of Education Consulting within PCG's education division. Dr. Lefsky has worked in the education field for more than 20 years. He taught at both the K–12 and college levels and...

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Paul Mancini

Manager / Education

Mr. Mancini joined PCG at the start of 2009 and has 20 years of experience in delivering services and solutions within the private and public sector, with his last eight years focused on pre K – 12 public...

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Christen Courville

Associate Manager / Education

Christen Courville, an associate manager located in our Richmond, VA office, has 17 years of experience working with public sector clients to implement technology solutions. She is currently...

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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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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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Kristin Hunter

Associate Manager / Education

Ms. Hunter has more than 14 years of experience in Medicaid revenue maximization projects and the implementation of EdPlan™ in various districts across the country. Currently, she manages the...

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