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 #4): Progress Monitoring during Virtual Learning

24 days ago

The fourth blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series highlights several best practices of evidence-based progress monitoring that educators can apply to virtual instruction to ensure ongoing progress monitoring continues regardless of the learning environment, be it remote, blended, or in-person. According to author Jennifer Meller, “Such monitoring can, and should, be used broadly to provide feedback to all students but is critically important for students with IEPs to meaningfully update goals, accommodations, and services.”

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

59 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

65 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

75 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

79 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

86 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

87 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

94 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

122 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

327 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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Meet Our Team

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Kendra Carter

Associate Solutions Manager / Education

Kendra Carter joined PCG in 2011 as a consultant and currently serves as an Associate Solutions Manager overseeing Operations Management from the Princeton, New Jersey office.

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Gerry Stefhon

Associate Manager / Education

Mr. Stefhon is an Associate Manager in PCG's education division overseeing large scale MTSS/RTI implementations. Currently, he is leading extensive communications planning projects for Dallas ISD and...

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Jim Popp

Manager / Education

Since 1994, Mr. Popp has dedicated his career to helping K-12 students and school leadership “believe and achieve.” Before joining PCG, Mr. Popp was Founder and President of University...

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Grant Blair

Practice Area Director / Education

Grant Blair directs PCG's Education consulting services for the firm. In the last ten years, he has worked with hundreds of school districts across the nation on information technology, data, operations...

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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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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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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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Florie Wong

Manager / Education

Florie Wong is an Associate Manager with PCG's education division and has been working in the education field for over 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Framingham...

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Tamu Thomas Walker

Associate Solutions Manager / Education

Tamu Thomas Walker serves as Associate Solutions Manager for Public Consulting Group (PCG), as well as Vice President of University Instructors (UI), a wholly owned subsidiary of PCG. For nearly two decades, the Virginia Union University graduate...

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