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U.S. District Court in Illinois Rules in Favor of the State in Dispute with CMS Over Medicaid Reimbursements

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) improperly disallowed claims for $140 million in Medicaid reimbursements, because the method used by Illinois to adjust the particular payments ...


‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #3): Social-Emotional Learning

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). A...


Special education subject matter expert shares insights into supporting students with special needs during the pandemic

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, ...


EDPlan Professional Development™

Courses designed to support special educators and improve outcomes for students with IEPs EDPlan Professional Development by Pepper™ provides courses designed to support special educators and improve outcomes for students with disabilities. What does EDPlan Professional Development offer? A full lea...


EDPlan | Student Success Platform

Why EDPlan? Plan on success for your students. Plan on EDPlan. EDPlan is a suite of tools and services from PCG that helps you promote a plan for student success—in special education, academics, behavior, and beyond. EDPlan’s features have been designed in partnership with teachers, education profes...


National Association of Special Education Teachers Teams Up with Public Consulting Group to Improve IEP Goals and Objectives through EDPlan™

As schools grapple with increased federal mandates, reduced budgets, and compounding student needs due to COVID-19, Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) has partnered with the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) to offer an extensive bank of individualized education program (IE...


‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #2): Virtual Co-Teaching

To help educators navigate the unprecedented times of a global pandemic, we recently launched a series of ‘back-to-school’ blog posts featuring actionable insights and free resources developed by a team of special education subject matter experts (SMEs) at PCG. This blog series is based on PCG’s Spe...


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