We have worked with early childhood initiatives as well as with community colleges and state/local agencies focused on skill building among older residents.
Today’s challenging educational climate makes the need for knowledgeable, practical, and timely counsel on education issues essential. PSC has a broad understanding of education policy issues and their effect on children, teachers and schools, government, communities, and business.
For clients in the education arena, PSC provides strategic counsel; facilitates meetings and hearings; coordinates meeting logistics; conducts original and applied research and analysis; manages large-scale programs; writes reports; and conducts survey research and focus groups for schools, state departments, and other entities.
The range of our research is suggested by these examples:
- For two state departments, an evaluation of Michigan’s charter schools
- For a statewide coalition, strategic planning and facilitation services to further early childhood education across the state
- For a state department, coordination of more than 25 public meetings and hearings on proposed rule changes
- For local school districts, surveys conducted via mail, telephone, and the Internet of district parents, community members, and school staff
- For a university academic program, a comprehensive evaluation of the program, its capital resources, and the economic impact of the program on the surrounding community
- For several associations, a recurring statewide survey of Michigan residents about their perceptions of the quality of education in Michigan and education policy
- For a private university, roundtables with faculty, senior administration, and board trustees on academic restructuring
- Grant administration
- Stakeholder surveys (parents, board members, community members, teachers/staff)
- Organizational improvement
- School district consolidation and cooperation
- School finance
- Millage elections
- Environmental scans