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

Enter to Win a Space Education Bundle from PCG, the Aldrin Family Foundation, and NCBCE by April 15 (Open to Fifth Through Eighth Grade NC Educators)

37 days ago

Public Consulting Group (PCG), the Aldrin Family Foundation, and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) are proud to announce their partnership for an upcoming contest (open from March 15 to April 15). Together, they have donated Space Education bundles valued at $5,000 each to the contest for fifth through eighth grade North Carolina science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators!

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Project Ianos Team Shares How the Program Is Engaging Students in the Wonders of Space

51 days ago

Earlier this month, members of the Project Ianos Team hosted a webinar to explore how the NASA-funded project will engage students in grades 5–8 and get them inspired about future possibilities through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. Project Ianos will develop and deploy compelling STEM videos and hands-on learning tools targeted to 3.8 million underrepresented students to ignite curiosity among the next generation of space explorers.

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PCG Manager Co-Facilitated an Education Webinar About Building and Sustaining Racial Equity

67 days ago

On February 2, 2021, PCG Manager Sophia Thwaites co-facilitated the webinar, Conversations with District Leaders: Building and Sustaining Racial Equity with Luis Versalles, Director of Pre K-12 District Partnerships at Courageous Conversation. Sophia and Luis were joined by Instructional Facilitators Cassandra Davis, EdD, and Amelia D’Costa, from the Equity and Diversity Department at Broward County Public Schools. 

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PCG Publishes Series in NJ Spotlight on Supporting Remote and Hybrid Instruction in Education

122 days ago

This fall, PCG’s Education team in New Jersey was honored to partner with NJ Spotlight to publish a series of articles about rising to challenges in education as schools pivot between remote and hybrid instruction.

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Broward County Public Schools Helps Shine the Spotlight on PCG’s Online Learning Program Courageous Conversations about Race with Glenn Singleton

124 days ago

In January of 2018, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the sixth largest and most diverse district in the country, partnered with PCG to offer an equity-focused professional learning program featuring the online course Courageous Conversations about Race with Glenn Singleton. Courageous Conversations about Race provides a framework, tools and strategies for productive interracial dialogue about race and directly supports improvements in culture and climate.

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‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #4): Progress Monitoring during Virtual Learning

163 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

198 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

204 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

214 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

218 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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Meet Our Team

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Brian Riley

Associate Manager / Education

Brian Riley is an associate manager in Education. He joined PCG in 2013 and has over 13 years of experience specializing in K-12 education. He manages PCG’s education products, services, and support teams across the State of Texas...

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Cameron Lackey

Associate Manager / Education

Cameron Lackey is an associate manager in Education. He joined PCG in 2016 and brings strategic and programmatic planning expertise in the areas of system and service implementation and program and project management...

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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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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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Paul Mancini

Manager / Education

Mr. Mancini joined PCG at the start of 2009 and has 20 years of experience in delivering services and solutions within the private and public sector, with his last eight years focused on pre K – 12 public...

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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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Anna d’Entremont

Associate Manager / Education

Anna d’Entremont is an associate manager in Education. She joined PCG in 2008 and has dedicated the last 20 years to improving outcomes for young people and the communities in which they live. She is deeply committed to the belief that every child deserves success...

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Dr. Jennifer Meller

Associate Manager / Education

Dr. Jennifer Meller, an Associate Manager in PCG’s Education practice area, leads the firm’s efforts in providing districts with comprehensive special education program evaluations and...

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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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