Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline with trauma-informed, school-based diversion programs

When schools practice harsh discipline and remove students from the school (e.g., through out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, arrests for minor offenses, etc.), it can lead to students’ involvement with the juvenile justice system. This school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately affects minority students, students with mental illnesses and behavioral issues, students with disabilities, and students with histories of abuse and neglect. [More]

In North Carolina, Students@Work See PCG At Work

Just what it is “an education consultant” does all day isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to explain to an 8th grade student.

But when Janetta Nelson and a dozen of her classmates from the Walter G. Byers Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, came to visit Public Consulting Group’s (PCG) office there recently, Janetta quickly figured it out. “They help kids,’’ Janetta explained after spending a day at PCG as part of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) Students@Work initiative. “They help solve problems with the schools, and they show the people in Raleigh who make the tests how to review the data,” Janetta added. [More]

BLEGroup is a finalist for the EdTech Digest 2017 Trendsetter Award

EdTech Digest has named the finalists for its prestigious 2017 Trendsetter Award, and BLEGroup, a Public Consulting Group, Inc. company, is proud to among the distinguished group of EdTech innovators. The EdTech Awards recognize people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring EdTech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters. [More]

Transportation innovations for New Yorkers with disabilities would knock down barriers to communities and jobs, says new study

A statewide, coordinated system for transportation of individuals with disabilities could significantly improve their connections with jobs, community activities and overall quality of life, while delivering more efficient use of government and service-provider resources. That is the key finding from a newly released report developed for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) by Public Consulting Group, Inc., (PCG) a leading provider of management-consulting services to public-sector education, health, and human services clients, and subcontractor Nelson\Nygaard. [More]

Pride and Passion

Since graduating from Bentely College in 2002, Matt Sorrentino has risen from a business analyst in the Boston office to becoming a manager in the Austin office, but always within the Health practice area. The erstwhile finance major helped to establish PCG’s presence in Texas in 2004, and since then has focused on helping state Medicaid programs increase revenue and improve outcomes for patients. [More]

PCG’s EngageNY ELA Curriculum Receives Highest Ratings in EdReports.org Independent Review

Public Consulting Group (PCG) today announced that its Engage New York (EngageNY) 6-8 English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, published by John Wiley and Sons as Paths to College and Career (Paths), has received top scores from an expert review team at EdReports.org. Paths, and its EngageNY 6-8 derivatives, were awarded the highest score, 100 out of a possible 102 points in each grade. [More]

Public Consulting Group Welcomes Chet Curtis to Education Practice

Public Consulting Group (PCG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chet Curtis as Manager, Business Development for PCG’s Education practice. Mr. Curtis brings more than 30 years of sales, marketing, telecommunications, education data management and e-learning experience to PCG. Most recently, Mr. Curtis served as President and CEO of Sierra Management International, and Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Edupoint Educational Systems. [More]

#PCGCares: Giving back in 2016

December 2016 marks PCG’s 30th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, and to offer some humble thanks to our clients and the communities we serve, PCG embarked on a yearlong “30 for 30” initiative to give back to those in need.

Our “30 for 30” campaign was comprised of two core pieces: local community service projects implemented by offices across the firm and six, bi-monthly donations of $30,000 each. The yearlong initiative culminated with a surprise announcement from PCG’s Founder and CEO, Bill Mosakowski, pledging $30 donations on behalf of every employee who selected one of six organizations supported by PCG through the years. [More]

Miami-Dade Chooses PCG’s Paths to College and Career (EngageNY) to Ensure Student ELA Success

Miami, FL. [December 19, 2016] — Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced today that their EngageNY English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum is now being used by 12,000 grade 11 students in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The new curriculum will aid Miami-Dade educators as they work to build the skills and understandings of high school students striving to meet Florida’s graduation requirements.
EngageNY ELA 6-12 is a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that combines rich literature, engaging learning experiences, and personalized scaffolding to build all students’ abilities as readers, writers, and thinkers. It was originally developed by PCG for the New York State Education Department and is published by John Wiley and Sons as Paths to College and Career. [More]