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 and Learning Forward Partner to Launch Innovative Coaching PD Course for Educators

40 days ago

Recent research of over 60 studies, found that instructional coaching can improve the quality of a teacher’s instruction and lead to gains in student achievement. To meet this need, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) , a leading provider of research-based...

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Cultural and Linguistic Competency Training for Educators Launches in Washington State

42 days ago

As part of the statewide focus on inequities experienced by students of color in the classroom and closing the opportunity gap in Washington State, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has launched...

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Equity in the classroom

52 days ago

Are we asking the wrong questions about equity in the classroom? Yes, and we have been for some time according to PCG’s Alvin Crawford in his new blog post published by The Edvocate on November 26th. Throughout the article, Alvin uses the theme of questions—why we keep asking the wrong ones, why (and how) we should start asking the right ones—to stress the need for a shift in the conversation to taking action.

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Exploring Black education in America

74 days ago

This week, SXSWEDU published a new guest blog post by PCG’s own Bruce Douglas, in which, Bruce offers a detailed and poignant review of the 2018 panel discussion he found most impactful at the SXSWEDU conference this past March in Austin, Texas.

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PCG celebrates NC STEM Schools of Distinction

111 days ago

In September, three public schools in North Carolina were recognized for their exemplary leadership and instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Greene County Middle School, Meadowview Magnet Middle School, and Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy are the latest schools to be recognized under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s (NC DPI) STEM Recognition Program.

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Project SUCCESS Featured in K-12 Newsletter

116 days ago

PCG’s client project developed in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Education, called Project SUCCESS, was mentioned in the September 17th issue of Big Deal Media’s K-12 Technology newsletter focused on children with autism. The article provides details on research-based resources for increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and meeting the needs of students with disabilities.

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EPIC Summer Camp brings fun—and learning—to Dallas ISD students

167 days ago

Elementary and middle-school students from nine Dallas Independent School District (ISD) schools participated in PCG’s EPIC Summer Camp from July 16-26. EPIC is a science, technology, and mathematics learning program that aims to prevent the “summer slide,” or loss of learning that can otherwise undo months of educational progress after school ends in June. 

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PCG and the Georgia Department of Education Win Learning Impact Platinum Award for Their Work on the 50-State CASE Registry Service.

234 days ago

At this year’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute IMS Global, recognized Public Consulting Group (PCG) and the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) with a Learning Impact Platinum Award

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Read to be Ready, The Importance of Summer Camps

235 days ago

Starting next month month,  more than 7,700 Tennessee students will participate in the extraordinarily successful Read to be Ready summer camps the Tennessee Department of Education (DOE) offers...

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Insights from PCG’s Josh Ellis: Solving the Teacher Shortage

356 days ago

What is EdForce and how does it address the current shortage of K-12 teachers? From California to Virginia, states are experiencing a severe shortage of K-12 teachers. According to the Learning Policy Institute’s most recent data (2009-14), enrollment in teacher education programs have dropped from 691,000 to 451,000, a 35% reduction.

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Meet Our Team

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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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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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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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Alvin H. Crawford Jr.

General Manager / Education

Alvin Crawford is General Manager for PCG’s education division. PCG serves thousands of clients in the United States and a growing client base internationally. Mr. Crawford’s focus is on creating solutions to improve outcomes for children through more systemic and effective approaches to teaching and learning, as well as promoting PCG's current service portfolio to a wider set of customers.  Mr. Crawford has over 20 years of experience in education and media.

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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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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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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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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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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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