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

‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #3): Social-Emotional Learning

19 days ago

The third blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series explores the need for districts to implement a multi-tiered approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent recommendation from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Author Lauren English-Mezzino acknowledges that while many districts are familiar with a tiered approach for academics, integrating SEL into a multi-tiered system of support—whether instruction is fully remote, in person, or a blend of the two—may present new challenges for districts.

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Special education subject matter expert shares insights into supporting students with special needs during the pandemic

25 days ago

Over the summer, state education agencies required local school districts to create “re-entry plans” to outline how students can safely and equitably return to school in multiple learning environments. These plans primarily focused on supporting the majority of students but offered minimal, if any, support on the unique needs of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). That’s according to an article authored by special education subject matter expert (SME) Matthew Korobkin that was published by eSchool News on September 25, 2020.

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PCG to Support Connecticut’s New Statewide Special Education Data Management System

35 days ago

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) recently partnered with PCG to develop a new statewide special education data management system. PCG will support CSDE’s project from start to finish providing system design, development, data integration, implementation, training and then support.

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Introducing K12 Space Education Curriculum from PCG and the Aldrin Family Foundation

39 days ago

Today, PCG is excited to announce a new suite of K12 Space Education offerings with The Aldrin Family Foundation. According to Dr. Andy Aldrin, CEO of The Aldrin Family Foundation, “The first crew to explore Mars are in America’s classrooms today.” Through this partnership, we are providing Space camps, robots, gigantic Mars and Moon learning maps and a unique Space Education curriculum that can be taught in classrooms, virtually, or in a hybrid approach to locate and inspire students across America.

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‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #2): Virtual Co-Teaching

46 days ago

To help educators navigate the unprecedented times of a global pandemic, we recently launched a series of ‘back-to-school’ blog posts featuring actionable insights and free resources developed by a team of special education subject matter experts (SMEs) at PCG. This blog series is based on PCG’s Special Education Reentry Checklist and each post aligns to a core theme from that checklist: Health and Safety, IEPs and Instruction, Communication Planning, and Budget and Finance.

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Introducing a New ‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series Focused on Special Education

47 days ago

The 2020-21 school year will be unlike any other experienced by American schoolchildren and their teachers since the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918. Although the Spanish Flu gives us a glimpse of some lessons learned, when it comes to Special Education, we have no playbook to follow.

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Presuming Competence in Students with Significant Disabilities

54 days ago

In a new blog post published today on edplan.com, PCG special education Subject Matter Expert (SME) Ashley Quick explores the concept of presuming competence when educating students with significant disabilities (SWSD).

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PCG Offers Free Special Education Planning Resource to Aid Schools’ Reopening Preparations Amid Pandemic

82 days ago

[Princeton, NJ] July 29, 2020 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading consulting firm supporting state and local education agencies across the country, today announced the launch of its Special Education Reentry Checklist: a free resource to help special education departments prepare for schools to reopen for the 2020–2021 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Special education subject matter expert explores the power of presuming competence in students with significant intellectual disabilities

287 days ago

In an article published in the December 2019 issue of Principal Leadership, a publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), PCG’s special education subject matter expert Ashley Quick explores the power of presuming competence in students with significant intellectual disabilities. 

 

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Public Consulting Group employee voted into inaugural Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools “Community Equity Committee”

355 days ago

On October 22, 2019, the board of education for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina voted on membership of the district’s inaugural “Community Equity Committee” as part of an effort to better ensure equity across the district.

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Meet Our Team

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Peter Marshall

Manager / Education

Mr. Marshall has more than 20 years of experience at PCG. Based in Boston, he currently manages multiple school-based consulting, operational and Medicaid projects across...

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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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Ladd Van Devender

Manager / Education

Mr. Van Devender oversees more than 150 North Carolina education projects and Student Success Planning solutions throughout NC. These services include the implementation and ongoing...

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Amy Whitcher Smith

Manager / Education

Ms. Smith has 19 years of experience in public sector education initiatives and is currently South Regional Manager for PCG. She has been with PCG since 1999 in the Charlotte office...

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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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Christopher Connor

Associate Practice Area Director / Education

Mr. Connor is a shareholder at PCG and assists with management of the Education practice area. He has been with PCG for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of experience in Medicaid reimbursement, case management solutions, technical implementations, and consulting engagements.

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Peter Gilles

Manager / Education

As a Manager within PCG's Education division, Peter Gilles works out of the Chicago office, overseeing large scale and statewide projects focused on special education and school-based Medicaid reimbursement...

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Bryan Hawkom

Manager / Education

Mr. Hawkom currently heads up the northeast business for PCG's education division. In addition, he runs large engagements in Michigan and New Jersey and oversees staff in five PCG offices throughout...

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Chy Davidson

Manager / Education

Chy Davidson has enjoyed a 23-year career in the field of education. He currently serves as Manager for Public Consulting Group, assisting educators with effective educational programs to impact student learning. He was brought onto...

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