USDA examines dual participants in SNAP

A July 12th, Governing article shares findings of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent report examining a new data-sharing system’s ability to identify Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants receiving benefits in more than one state. “Dual participants” cost the government millions in unintended costs and the data-sharing system, called the National Accuracy Clearinghouse, was successful in saving states money by identifying people who already get food stamps in another jurisdiction. [More]

PCG Subject Matter Expert offers insights into ESSA in Language Magazine

A July 6 article published by Language Magazine examines funding, accountability and professional development under the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The author, Dr. Paula Love, a funding expert in the education industry shares insights – her own and those of K-12 industry leaders – into the impact ESSA will have on schools and districts, with attention given to opportunities for English Language Arts (ELA) and English Language Learner (ELL) educators. [More]

EPIC Summer Camp featured in The Post and Courier

On July 4, 2016, an article in The Post and Courier highlighted a summer learning initiative at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary school in South Carolina where, for the third year, students are participating in PCG’s EPIC™ Summer Camp program. This year, EPIC Summer Camp is serving more than 1,000 students at nine schools in Charleston County and during the seven-week program, students are encouraged to be creative while exercising their problem-solving skills. [More]

CHADD and Public Consulting Group Partner to Enhance Teachers' Capacity for Supporting Students With ADHD

BOSTON, June 30, 2016 -- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), the leading national resource for individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Public Consulting Group (PCG), leading national provider of web-based tools for educators, including Pepper, the online, interactive professional development platform, today announced their new strategic partnership and the creation of CHADD's first ADHD online learning platform for teachers, parents and providers. [More]

Michigan district aims to build leadership with Principal’s Playbook

On June 20, 2016, an article in eschoolnews.com highlighted one Michigan school district’s efforts to build its principals’ leadership and data literacy skills. PCG’s Education Consulting team partnered with the Saginaw School District to support this professional development initiative by implementing PCG’s blended learning platform, Principal’s Playbook. [More]

PCG’s Medford office completes first 30 for 30

Staff from PCG’s Medford office recently organized their first “30…for Thirty Years” donation effort to support the Animal Rescue League of NH by collecting at least 30 wish list items in 30 days. The drive kicked off on Monday, April 25, and after 30 days, Medford employees collected nearly double their ‘30’ goal, collecting 56 items from the Rescue League’s wish list. [More]

Denver office perfects the PB&J for a good cause

Last month, staff from PCG’s Denver office spent a Saturday afternoon making peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwiches to support Mile High United Way’s grant partner, Senior Support Services (SSS). This non-profit provides a day shelter as well as other services to low-income and homeless seniors in Denver. [More]

Online PD must be job-embedded according to Education SME

On June 3, Michael Weinraub, a blended learning subject matter expert (SME) within PCG Education, shared insights into effective online learning for teachers in an article he authored for Education Week’s blog, “Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12.” In the piece, Michael argues that digital learning--whether blended or fully online--must be job-embedded to be effective for teachers’ development. [More]

#PCGCares: Chicago staff run to impact youth violence

On May 26, 2016, members of PCG's Chicago office participated in the 35th annual J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, running the 3.5 mile course through downtown Chicago alongside a record-breaking 27,000+ entrants. Chicago's Chase Corporate Challenge benefitted Get IN Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing youth violence through evidence-based programs to create stronger, safer communities. [More]