Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Message from MSG President Shezad Habib: Juneteenth – A Day of Reflection

As a firm, MSG has been reflecting on the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd.

No human being is superior to another. Period. Everyone should be treated equally, with our “social contract” working for every person. No one should be treated differently because of their race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, gender, or history. We must respect one another, even when our views differ. Our laws and our systems must reflect this reality and rebuild from a place of equity for all. We must show empathy, compassion, and love toward each other and embrace our differences and varied views. We must listen, learn, and do our best to understand the systemic and institu... read full article

Monday, April 20, 2020

Manhattan Strategy Group Releases Early Childhood Briefs on School Readiness, Supporting Dual Language Learners

A new series of topical briefs from Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG), a management and social services consulting firm, focuses on issues affecting the nation’s youngest learners in Head Start and other early learning programs. The two briefs released under the Early Care and Education Series highlight topics of importance for early childhood professionals: adopting an expansive orientation to school readiness and addressing the unique needs of dual language learners (DLLs).

“Quality early care and education opportunities lead to happier, healthier, and more successful children,” said Marc Mannes, MSG’s Associate Director, Children, Youth, and Families. “We must advance strategies th... read full article

Monday, January 06, 2020

Manhattan Strategy Group Showcases Education Innovation and Research

Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) recently produced two new episodes of the “1-4-5 Podcast” for the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Innovation and Research program (EIR). Hosted by EdScale’s Tom DeWire, the interviews each feature interviews with one grantee answering four questions about their work in under five minutes. Listen to the episodes on the EIR SoundCloud page.

These new episodes feature expert staff members from Math for All and the Literacy Design Collaborative in discussion about... read full article