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]

PCG facilitates public meetings with Chilliwack school district

PCG’s Education Consulting team led public meetings with members of the Chilliwack school district in British Columbia to discuss a potential change to the district’s grade configuration. According to an October 26th article in the Chilliwack Progress, this week’s meetings were an opportunity for members of the community to voice concerns, ask questions and learn more about the reconfiguration in general, as well as its potential impact on students. [More]

PCG gears up for the 2017 SXSWedu Conference

After a positive and inspiring experience at the 2016 SXSWedu conference, we are gearing up for 2017. The 2017 SXSWedu conference takes place in Austin from March 6-9, 2017. PCG's own Tony Brown has joined the Advisory Board for a second year in a row. The 2016 conference drew more than 7,500 participants with over 38 countries represented. Recognized as a convergence of innovators and creative thinkers, SXSWedu brings the industry leaders and up-and-comers in education together to foster learning and collaboration in an energetic environment. The conference boasts a diverse mix of registrants and attendees including K-12 and higher education professionals, business leaders, policy makers, and non-profit directors. [More]

Public Consulting Group Welcomes Alvin Crawford to Education Practice

Boston, MA. [September 26, 2016] -- Public Consulting Group (PCG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Alvin Crawford as General Manager in its Education practice. PCG's Education practice has thousands of clients in the United States and a growing client base internationally. Mr. Crawford will focus on creating new capabilities to bring to education clients as well as promoting PCG's current service portfolio to a wider set of customers; he will report directly to Grant Blair, who leads PCG's Education practice. [More]

Tennessee District selects PCG to provide ELA curriculum

This fall, Shelby County Schools is launching an innovative trial program to accelerate English language achievement for all students in grades 9-12. The district selected PCG and Wiley’s Paths to College and Career 9-12 English Language Arts Curriculum (EngageNY) for their program in order to change teacher practice and improve student achievement. [More]

Pepper featured in Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Santa Cruz-based non-profit O’Neill Sea Odyssey (OSO) – an organization founded by Jack O’Neill, the man who revolutionized the world of surfing when he invented the wetsuit – provides outdoor educational programs to teach students about science and the environment, using lessons aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core. Small groups of students (grades 4-6) engage in hands-on learning aboard a sailing catamaran; after the field trip, students supplement their learning with in-classroom curriculum. [More]

EPICTM Summer Camp impacts students in Kentucky

Students at Minor Daniels Academy (MDA) in Louisville, Kentucky had the opportunity to participate in PCG's EPIC Summer Camp program this June where they learned Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and team-building skills. On the last day of camp, each student presented at least one thing they had learned to an audience of their peers, parents, district leaders from Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and members of the community. [More]

Collaborative Professional Development is Essential to Teaching Students with Disabilities

On July 19, PCG special education and gifted education subject matter expert Will Gordillo authored an article for the Education Week blog, “Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12,” in which he explores how inclusive education can result in favorable outcomes for students with disabilities (SWDs). Will stresses that in order for SWDs to succeed in the least restrictive environment possible (i.e., general education classrooms), both general and special educators must engage in collaborative professional development that supports building confidence and instructional skill sets for working with SWDs. [More]