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

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

12 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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Public Consulting Group Employee Appointed to North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission

53 days ago

Boston, MA. September 20, 2019 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading provider of solutions implementation and operations improvement services to the public sector, today announced that Rick Purcell, associate manager in PCG’s Education practice, has been appointed to the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2019.

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Public Consulting Group expands footprint in Arkansas with the acquisition of Script™

84 days ago

Boston, MA. August 21, 2019 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading provider of solutions implementation and operations improvement services to the public sector, today announced that it is expanding its portfolio of web-based education data management tools in the EDPlanTM suite with the acquisition of the Script™ system and other related assets from their previous owner, Script, LLC.

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PCG named gold medal winner in the 2019 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

165 days ago

We are proud to share that PCG’s finalist entry in the Scaling Pedagogical Knowledge and Practice category was selected as a gold medal winner in the 2019 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards for its work with Teach Every Child Connector (SII) in partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida.  

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Cult of Pedagogy media coverage: Broward County Public Schools takes equity work to the next level with EducatorEd course

193 days ago

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida, the sixth largest school district in the United States, serves nearly 300,000 students from widely diverse backgrounds that represent nearly 200 different languages and cultures.

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EducatorEd courses featured in media coverage on the benefits of online professional learning

210 days ago

PCG’s EducatorEd platform offers research-based, online professional learning for districts and K-12 educators. We are thrilled that two of our online courses offered through EducatorEd were recently featured in leading industry publications.

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New white paper: Rethinking School Safety in the New Normal

215 days ago

In his decades of experience spanning many roles, PCG’s special education subject matter expert Will Gordillo has personally experienced some very tragic events on the job that unexpectedly escalated to a crisis-level, involving incidents of violence and threats initiated by students. While he was fortunate to work in school districts that used available frameworks as resources, the processes were often paper- and form-driven, had great variability, lacked uniformity, and were sometimes not consistently implemented as they were intended, all of which impacted fidelity.

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PCG at SXSW EDU: New insights on “equality,” “equity” -- and what they mean for education

230 days ago

“Equity” and “Equality” are two words that look alike, sound alike, and but for the difference of two letters, would be identical. But when it comes to delivering quality education for all children and young people, they are two words with profoundly different meanings and implications. However, many seem to not know the difference.

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Highlights from SXSW EDU 2019

235 days ago

PCG staff recently attended one of the education industry’s premier events, SXSW EDU, in Austin, Texas from March 4-7, 2019. After months of hard work and planning, this proved to be our biggest year yet. PCG kicked things off by hosting an exclusive dinner event on Monday, March 4th and sponsoring the official SXSW EDU Opening Party immediately after on the same evening. 

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PCG at SXSW EDU: The transformational power of “presuming competence” in every student we teach

256 days ago

A friend of mine has what would be considered a significant disability: Mindy uses a wheelchair, has limited mobility, and communicates primarily by utilizing device she controls with the movement of her eyes to create text and speech output. She requires assistance from others to eat, get dressed, and complete other activities of daily living.

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Meet Our Team

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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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Dr. Jack McLaughlin

Manager / Education

Dr. McLaughlin comes from a proud family tradition of service in public education. He has served as school teacher and chief administrator in New York and California. In California, he served as...

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Tim Gillespie

Associate Manager / Education

Mr. Gillespie has more than 12 years of experience working with public sector clients and school districts throughout the country. As an Associate Manager with PCG, Mr. Gillespie supervises...

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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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Dan Wistman

Manager / Education

Mr. Wistman has more than 25 years of information systems experience, including extensive experience in software development and project management of enterprise application implementations...

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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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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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Jim McGlynn

Manager / Education

Mr. McGlynn, a Manager in PCG's education division. Mr. McGlynn leads education services in the state of New Jersey and New York City. He joined the firm in 2010, bringing to PCG more than a decade...

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Ed Gund

Associate Practice Area Director / Education

Mr. Gund assists with management of the firm's education division, with a focus on larger contracts. Prior to joining PCG, he served for more than 20 years in a variety of senior-level marketing...

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