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California Department of Developmental Services (CA DDS)

The State of California’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Virtual Site Assessment Project History The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued requirements referred to as the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule, which affect services provided to indivi...

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Bridging gaps between employers, job seekers through tech apprenticeship

An unfortunate reality of today’s job market is that IT workers are in short supply while millions of people are underemployed or unemployed. Tech apprenticeship programs offer an effective—and mutually beneficial—approach to bridging the gap between employers and IT job seekers, according to a new ...

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Increasing Our Focus on Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Programs

Since the Great Recession in 2008, Public Consulting Group (PCG) has been partnering with clients to design and pioneer federally-funded, national-leading workforce development programs. With rising student debt and industry concern about available competitive talent, federal workforce policymakers ...

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

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. Acc...

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Q&A with Maya Cox: PCG Consultant and Vice President of APSE’s National Board of Directors

In honor of the 75 th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30 th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we are thrilled to announce that a member of our Human Services team, Maya Cox, was recently elected to serve as Vice President of the n...

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Celebrating our employees’ entrepreneurial spirit – PCG announces first EPIC Awards winner for FY2021

Last Fall, we launched a new quarterly employee recognition program called the EPIC Awards to help bring the four tenets that define PCG’s ethos— E ntrepreneurial Spirit, P assion, I mpact, and C ommunity—to life in a tangible way. Today, we are thrilled to announce that Michelle Clickner, on behalf...

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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 ...

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‘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...

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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, ...

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