Looking forward to another great year at SXSWedu!

Countdown to SXSWedu

PCG is excited to participate in three sessions at SXSWedu 2017 in Austin, Texas! We look forward to once again bringing together a diverse group of thought leaders and experts from across the country to highlight innovation, best practices, and collaboration across a breadth of fields.

With less than a month until the conference kicks off, we are ramping up our Countdown to SXSWedu by sharing even more great content here each week from public, private, and academic voices. And remember to sign up for our weekly newsletter, #PCGatSXSW, to stay up-to-date with the latest news.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect from PCG at SXSWedu 2017: Engaging the Community, Wired Job Embedded On-line Learning, and Kidonomics: 2+2 = 6.


Engaging the Community (#SXSWMBK)

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to build ladders of opportunity and unlock the full potential of our youth, specifically young men and women of color. It takes a community to raise a child from Cradle-to-Career...


Wired for Job Embedded On-line Learning (#SXSWWired)

From professional development in a large urban district to teacher preparation in a small university (and much in between), this panel of public, private, and academic voices share insights on why online professional learning underwhelms...


Kidonomics: 2 + 2 = 6 (#SXSWKidonomics)

When exactly should we begin preparing our kids so as to build a competitive workforce pipeline? When is too early, or too late? Preparing our youth with the skills they need to secure jobs and live the life they desire is crucial. Significant evidence...


Related Events

Institute for Emerging Issues’ Emerging Issues Focus Forum

At the Emerging Issues Focus Forum on Kidonomics, we participated in a panel exploring community responses to early childhood investments. This important conference examined the connections between early childhood investments, North Carolina’s economy, and the development of a well-trained workforce.


United Way for Greater Austin’s Ruthless Good Scavenger Hunt

The United Way for Greater Austin’s Ruthless Good Scavenger Hunt is a wonderful opportunity to explore one of our favorite cities, and to raise funds to support children and families in Austin. 


PCG SXSWedu News


Parent & Child

By supporting programs that work with two generations at a time, United Way for Greater Austin aims to multiply impacts. Leah Newkirk Meunier, chief programs officer at United Way for Greater Austin, did her doctoral work in early childhood development... Read More.


What is executive function?

When students develop these skills early in life, they set themselves up for future academic and career success. Deb Joffe, an associate manager at PCG, has produced a video for the Utah Department of Workforce Services... Read More.


The Pro-Business Case for Preschool

Young children and their families aren’t the only beneficiaries of early childhood education programs. Most people would argue that the public and private sectors should invest in early childhood education because it’s the right thing to do. Not Donnie Charleston. Read More.


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PCG is a leading public sector consulting firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Our education solutions are supported by 30 years of management consulting experience and significant K-12 educational domain expertise. We provide educators with the tools and skills to use data to make effective instructional decisions. Our consulting services help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries to identify and implement promising pathways to improve programs and processes, optimize financial resources, and promote student success. Our technology solutions support this work by giving educators the means to gather, manage, and analyze data, including student performance information.

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