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.

Equity and Education Recovery

Meet the diverse needs of all students and bolster education recovery efforts with PCG’s full spectrum of integrated solutions.

News & Perspectives

Accelerate Academic Achievement

3 days ago

This blog series is designed to support school-based administrators in addressing the US Department of Education’s call to action, via the Return to School Roadmap, for federal, state, and local leaders to close the performance gap for students with disabilities during the 2021–2022 school year.

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Build School Communities and Support Students’ Social, Emotional, and Mental Health

29 days ago

The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund provides substantial funding to support the reopening of schools and to address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health concerns that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Project Success Resource Center Ramps Up for 2021-2022 School Year!

45 days ago

Last week, PCG’s Project Success team led a group of new special education teachers through the New Teacher Jump Start program – a two-day online professional learning program for teachers who support students with disabilities and have between zero and three (0-3) years of teaching experience.

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Back-to-School Blog Series to Support the 2021 “Return to School Roadmap”

50 days ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented number of challenges facing schools and students as they approach in-person learning this fall.

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New Teacher Jump Start: Foundational Skills for New Teachers Supporting Students with Disabilities

79 days ago

Following last month’s launch of the Project Success Resource Center, we are excited to announce an upcoming program (our first for the 2021-2022 school year!) designed specifically for new teachers who support students with disabilities. Here is everything you need to know about New Teacher Jump Start.

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Introducing PCG’s New Project Success Resource Center!

95 days ago

At PCG, we strive to provide our education partners with solutions that position all students (and their teachers!) for success in school, and beyond. ‘Solutions that matter’ is more than just a tagline: it reflects our commitment to delivering solutions that improve lives, such as the special education work we do in partnership with states, districts, schools, and individual educators.

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Celebrating Community – Congratulations to our newest EPIC Awards winner

136 days ago

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Kris Marshall has been selected as PCG’s newest EPIC Awards winner for her unwavering commitment to Community, which has positively affected colleagues across the firm, the firm itself, our clients, and those they serve.

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North Carolina Teachers Win New Tools to Enhance Learning About Space Exploration

137 days ago

Space Exploration Bundles Awarded to Four Schools in Hickory, Burke, Pitt, and Union Counties

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Bristol, Virginia’s School Division to Host Summer Sessions with Space Education in Partnership with PCG and the Aldrin Family Foundation

165 days ago

Bristol, Virginia’s school division plans to host two month-long “summer camp” sessions that include space education to help kindergarten through eighth-grade students academically—in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Consulting Group (PCG), in partnership with the Aldrin Family Foundation, is providing the school division with a unique digital space curriculum and gigantic learning maps of Mars and the Moon complete with interactive robot rovers. 

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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)

226 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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Meet Our Team

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John Matthews

Chief Technology Officer / Education

John Matthews serves as the CTO for PCG's education's division. John's career in IT spans 33+ years, and includes experience working in education, defense, utilities, distribution, media...

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Christopher Connor

Associate Practice Area Director / Education

Mr. Connor is a shareholder at PCG and assists with management of the Education practice area. He has been with PCG for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of experience in Medicaid reimbursement, case management solutions, technical implementations, and consulting engagements.

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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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Peter Gilles

Manager / Education

As a Manager within PCG's Education division, Peter Gilles works out of the Chicago office, overseeing large scale and statewide projects focused on special education and school-based Medicaid reimbursement...

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Jim McGlynn

Manager / Education

Mr. McGlynn is a Manager in PCG's education practice, leading the firm’s statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) service line and serving as a member of PCG’s Revenue Services and Case Management service line executive team. Jim joined the firm in 2010, bringing to PCG more than a decade of experience working a science teacher and non-profit executive in the education sector.

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Natasha Newman

Associate Manager / Education

Natasha Newman is an Associate Manager in Education. In this role, she collaborates with client teams across the U.S. who specialize in school-based Medicaid fee for service. Natasha provides leadership in the areas of project management, reimbursement optimization, and policy and program compliance.

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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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Dave O’Leary

Associate Manager / Education

Dave O’Leary is an associate manager in Education and currently leads the Pacific Northwest region. He joined PCG in 2003. Dave manages projects related to education technology, including the implementation of PCG’s special education data management systems, EDPlan™, IEP Online™, and EasyTRAC™...

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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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