Thursday, October 10, 2019

MSG Explores the Causes of State Variation in SNAP Costs with New Report Released by FNS

BETHESDA, MD – A new report, Exploring the Causes of State Variation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Administrative Costs, was recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The study was authored by experts at Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) and their colleagues at the Urban Institute.

The Federal government fully funds SNAP benefits, but FNS and State agencies share administrative expenses, with each paying about 50 percent. State administrative expenses (SAE) per case – total annual SAE costs divided by the average monthly number of households receiving SNAP benefits – varies widely by State. Using State repor... read full article

Monday, September 30, 2019

Manhattan Strategy Group, Leading the National Charter School Resource Center, to Join Authorizer Conference in St. Louis, MO

Manhattan Strategy Group to help the National Charter School Resource Center connect with important stakeholders at the annual charter school authorizer conference - #NACSAcon 2019.

BETHESDA, MD - Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) kicked off its management of the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) in July 2019. Next month, NCSRC will connect with major charter school stakeholders at an annual conference organized by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

NCSRC is an initiative of the Charter School Program (CSP) within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. NCSRC provides specific technical... read full article

Friday, July 26, 2019

Manhattan Strategy Group Begins Work on National Charter School Resource Center for U.S. Department of Education

BETHESDA, MD - Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) kicked off its management of the National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) on Monday, July 22, 2019.

NCSRC provides specific technical assistance (TA) to Charter School Program grantees. It functions as a national platform to disseminate best practices through a range of activities, including direct TA, meetings, reports, studies, newsletters, and national surveys. NCSRC supports a variety of focus areas within the charter school sector, including facilities, authorizing, accountability, new school development, tribal charter schools, and others.

MSG is a leading government contractor in the provision of TA to ... read full article

Thursday, May 30, 2019

MSG Continues to Receive Exceptional CPARS Rating on Research Project

BETHESDA, MD – Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) recently completed an evaluation project with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) portfolio of programs and received an ‘exceptional’ performance rating for quality, schedule and management in the Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). MSG received this rating, which is the Federal Government’s highest possible rating for performance, throughout the life of the five-year contract.

As a part of its work, MSG was tasked to evaluate the SEES portfolio of 17 programs serving diverse audiences. “The success on the project is a credit to our team’s ability to de... read full article

Monday, March 18, 2019

Manhattan Strategy Group Featured in Bethesda Magazine Business Notes

BETHESDA, MD – Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) was the lead feature in today’s edition of “Business Notes” in Bethesda Magazine. The piece highlights MSG’s move to a new collaborative office in downtown Bethesda, which is a part of the company’s growth strategy.

The feature was published in the wake of MSG’s March 14 Open House for its clients and partners, which welcomed representatives from the U.S. Departments of Education, Health & Human Services, and Labor.

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About Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MSG Joined OELA for English Learner Family Engagement Webinar

BETHESDA, MD – Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) joined the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) for a “Family Engagement” Webinar for educators who work with English learners (ELs). OELA provides national leadership to help ensure that English learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academic success. The Family Engagement webinar provided key research and strategies for fostering family engagement and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements related to EL family engagement.

Webinar presenters included OELA’s José A. Viana, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director; Melissa Escalante, Management and Program ... read full article

Thursday, February 07, 2019

KNOW Charlotte! Names MSG’s Laura Lanier One of 100 Women to Know

BETHESDA, MD – Laura Lanier, Manhattan Strategy Group’s (MSG) Senior Director of Technical Assistance, has been featured in the KNOW Charlotte! inaugural listing of 100 women you must know and do business with, an annual publication that features dynamic women in virtually every industry.

Lanier will also be featured in the BEST OF KNOW 2018 hardcover book, which honors extraordinary individuals for their national notoriety, inspiration, dedication and significant contribution to the advancement of women. As part of her selection for the BEST OF KNOW 2018, Lanier will speak at the KNOW Tribe Summit 2019, April 11-13 in Scottsdale, AZ. The women featured have no... read full article

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

MSG Cares Initiative Donates Over $10K to Local Charities

BETHESDA, MD – MSG Cares, a philanthropic matching program of Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) that supports employee volunteerism, exceeded its charitable giving target with overwhelming employee support for the December Donation Drive. Employees raised over $5,000 with a 1:1 corporate match, resulting in $10K in donations to partner organizations.

“I’m very proud to see that the MSG Cares initiative exceeded its donation target for the charities selected by our employees. MSG was happy to match all funds raised by our team,” said Shezad Habib, MSG Founder, President and Managing Director. “It’s great to start the new year with a focus on helping others and I’m excited about the p... read full article