SACRAMENTO, CA, March, 2013 – The state of Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) have awarded a contract to PCG Technology Consulting (PCG TC) to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services as the state pursues development of a data warehouse for sharing and analytics of mental health data across several entities and stakeholders. [More]
Atlanta, GA, June 2012 – Fulton County Schools (FCS) in Atlanta, Georgia has awarded a five-year contract to PCG Education to implement a comprehensive instructional improvement system (IIS) to support the district’s 100,000+ students, teachers, and administrators. Teachers, administrators, students, and parents will have access to the fully integrated single sign-on platform. Implementation begins in July, 2012. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a February 9, 2012 press release, the President Obama Administration announced that 10 states will receive flexibility (waivers) from various mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), including the mandate that all students be proficient in reading and math by 2014 based on annual test scores. States and schools that fail to meet NCLB’s mandates are subject to penalties ranging from providing students with supplemental educational services to closing the lowest-performing schools. [More]
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The OIG’s release of Georgia’s Title IV-E Adoption Assistance audit May 5, 2011 is the most recent in a series of audits conducted nationally on a state’s administration of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance benefits to eligible children. The audit findings are similar to those in the other eight state audits (in Tennessee, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, Massachusetts, and Idaho) released in recent years: Title IV-E adoption assistance determinations incorrectly completed, children over age 18 being claimed, and insufficient or missing documentation to substantiate eligibility. In Georgia’s audit, 1,485 randomly selected children were reviewed for eligibility. Of the total sample, 939 children’s eligibility had either been claimed incorrectly or eligibility could not be established. The federal share owed by the State of Georgia is over $14.7 million, a significant amount for any state to have to return with state budgets continuing to decline.
The State of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Justice announced on October 19 a comprehensive settlement of a lawsuit that had alleged unlawful segregation of individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities in state institutions in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the U.S. [More]