Friday, February 27, 2015

MSG Projects Featured in OCTAE's "Making Skills Everyone’s Business" Report

On February 24th, the U.S. Department of Educations's Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) released a report entitled "Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States." The report is in response to the International Assessment of Adult Competencies’ Survey of Adult Skills, which found that 36 million Americans have low literacy skills, nearly 24 million of whom are part of the workforce.


MSG works directly with OCTAE and other federal agencies to tackle the challenges presented by adult education. The firm currently supports the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) and the Student Achievement in Read... read full article

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Laura Lanier, M.S., joins MSG as Director of Technical Assistance

MSG is proud to announce our new Director of Technical Assistance, Laura Lanier. With 17 years of experience in complex project management, government contracting, client solutions, education reform, and technical assistance, Ms. Lanier has led local, state and national level education and workforce development TA projects as a Project Director. Her work spans the full spectrum of education and workforce development, including expertise in adult education, career pathways, career technical education, and English Language Learning.


Ms. Lanier currently directs the Student Achievement in Reading project and the LINCS Resource Collection on behalf of the U.S. Department of Educat... read full article

Monday, February 16, 2015

Firm Partners with Reading is Fundamental to Put on Community Event

On Friday, February 13, 2015, nine MSG team members visited the JoAnn Leleck Elementary School at Broad Acres in Silver Spring, MD to distribute books to 400 students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. During the event, second grade students visited the library media center with their classroom teacher and selected their own books, received book plates to insert into their selected books to display their name, and were given stickers and a friendship activity sheet by MSG and Reading is Fundamental volunteers. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade received books their teachers pre-selected for them the morning of the event in their respective classrooms.


In addition to the b... read full article