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PCG at SXSWedu
Written by Guest | February 9, 2017

When We Work Together, Everyone Wins

At Public Consulting Group (#PCGatSXSW), we take this integrated and holistic approach every day by combining the talents of our health, human services, and education practice areas for the benefit of the people we serve. That’s why we are thrilled to bring together such a diverse group of speakers and panelists representing all of these areas at SXSWedu. Our goal is to focus the conversation on three major benchmarks: improving reading by grade 3, increasing graduation rates, and improving employability after graduation.

Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 8, 2017

Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Roberto Rivera and So Much More Announced!

With SXSWedu is less than a month away we are pleased to share the most robust programming announcement of the season including Closing Program speakers Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera, the 15 finalists, and emcee of the Learn by Design competition, judges and emcees of the Launch startup competition, and more!

Austin CC Highland Campus
Written by Guest | February 6, 2017

Let’s Talk About Solving the College Remediation Problem

Author: David Levin, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education
(Content provided by McGraw-Hill Education)

One topic on my mind as this year’s event approaches is remediation. It’s on my mind in part because I’ll be moderating a panel – “Why Have We Failed On Remediation?” – with two fantastic college leaders who are transforming how their institutions approach this complicated aspect of higher ed.

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Written by Guest | January 30, 2017

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: Welcome to SXSWedu in Our Own Backyard

Author: Kevin Byrne
(Content provided by The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation)

How to choose which of the hundreds of sessions to attend at SXSWedu is a constant challenge we all face. Is the title catchy, do you want to meet one of the panelists, is the content applicable to your interests? Below is a 60 second read of three sessions on a wide range of topics. We’d like to invite you to attend and engage with us at these panels, and beforehand on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Written by Anonymous | January 25, 2017

Student Startup Competition Application Deadline Extended to Sunday, January 29

The application for the SXSWedu Student Startup Competition has been extended to this Sunday, January 29. The Student Startup Competition is open to all Central Texas high school students over the age of 13. This is a great opportunity for high school students to showcase their business model or entrepreneurial endeavor!