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MGT Consulting Group
May 14, 2019
Colorado State Board members defend decision to ask for-profit firm to manage Pueblo school
State Board of Education members Angelika Schroeder and Steve Durham said they followed the law and acted in the best interests of children.
off to court
May 10, 2019
Teachers union challenges improvement plan for Pueblo school, calling it bid to ‘privatize’
The legal challenge focuses on the role of MGT Consulting, a for-profit firm also in line to manage operations at the Adams 14 district and two Aurora schools.
May 9, 2019
State Board, despite misgivings, approves Adams 14’s selected external manager
Adams 14 now has 30 days to draft and sign a contract with MGT Consulting.
big decision ahead
May 6, 2019
Few easy options as Colorado State Board weighs outside manager for troubled Adams 14
Urgency is high as July 1 draws closer. This isn’t the first external manager the State Board of Education considers for the Adams 14 school district.
April 11, 2019
State Board rejects Mapleton as Adams 14 manager and apologizes for not acting sooner
In a letter signed by Adams 14 board President Connie Quintana, she wrote that her board would attempt to identify a new external manager at a meeting April 23.
April 9, 2019
One company could lead school improvement efforts in at least two Colorado districts soon
The Florida-based company, MGT Consulting, could double their school turnaround management work soon with three projects in Colorado.
April 3, 2019
External manager choice unclear as Adams 14 board takes no action
Adams 14 officials say they will reach out to the state to set up a meeting with Mapleton leaders.
March 28, 2019
Adams 14 chooses a second group to manage its district, giving Mapleton an ultimatum
The board of Adams 14 passed a resolution asking Mapleton to agree to work with MGT Consulting, a Florida-based company, on the work of managing Adams 14.
February 8, 2019
A focus on leadership, and a search for what’s working are part of one Adams 14 management proposal
Florida-based MGT Consulting Group, with offices in Centennial, is one of the four finalists to manage Adams 14, the district ordered by the state to hire outside help.
February 6, 2019
Aurora school board approves plan to hire external managers to help improve two schools
If the state approves Aurora’s plan, the district will hire the two external managers, MGT Consulting for North, and Communities in Schools for Gateway.
Business of education
June 29, 2018
Memphis school leaders pledge ‘a new day’ in contracting with diverse business owners
The plan comes about seven months after a study commissioned by the school board highlighted wide disparities for businesses owned by white women and people of color.
It's not just the classroom
November 28, 2017
Disparities persist in how Memphis schools contract with businesses, study shows
Although black-owned businesses make up more than a third of the local construction industry, they were awarded less than 1 percent of school contracts.
August 2, 2017
Veteran Indianapolis educator heads to Gary to lead Indiana’s district takeover
Hinckley previously served as superintendent in three districts including Warren Township and as interim-superintendent in Indianapolis Public Schools.
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