PCG Education Launches Paths to College and Career: A Comprehensive 6-12 English Language Arts Curriculum

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English Language Arts curriculum explicitly developed to address the needs of teachers, students and schools to achieve the Common Core State Standards
Sue Hanson

Boston, M.A. – PCG Education is pleased to announce the release of its Paths to College and Career English Language Arts Curriculum for grades 6-12. Through its recent partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc., PCG Education will offer the curriculum in print and digital formats to educators nationally.

Paths to College and Career is the next generation of rigorous Common Core instructional materials. With engaging learning activities for students, helpful guidance for teachers, and a suite of tools to ensure student success, Paths is the first program for grades 6-12 that is built from scratch to support students’ achievement of today’s more rigorous learning standards.

Throughout Paths, students are supported as they gain critical knowledge and skills. Paths helps students learn to read closely and analytically, use evidence to make effective claims, research the answers to authentic questions, and synthesize ideas in writing.

PCG based Paths on its highly reviewed EngageNY curriculum, which has received accolades from teachers nationally and excellent results in independent reviews. “The PCG team is very proud to be able to expand access to this enhanced curriculum,” said Grant Blair, Director, PCG Education. “It’s an innovative program that deeply engages students and teachers, while contributing significantly to students’ readiness for college and careers. One important goal is to make both teachers’ and students’ jobs as manageable as possible by providing everything they need within the program.”

Wiley and PCG Education have taken the EngageNY curriculum to a new level, giving the materials a fresh, easy-to-read design. New components such as Teacher Resource Books and Student Journals and availability in digital versions improve the usability and convenience of the curriculum. To provide teachers with everything they need, reading selections used in Paths, articles, essays, poems, excerpts from novels, are reproduced and embedded in the curriculum.

The Paths to College and Career English Language Arts Curriculum will be available in fall of 2015. Learn more about Paths here: www.pathstocollegeandcareer.com.For schools and districts adopting English Language Arts curriculums for grades 6-12, please contact Sales Representative Chris Hegg at chegg@wiley.com or call 800-225-5945 ext. 23068 to inquire about including the Paths to College and Career ELA curriculum for consideration in the adoption process. For curriculum implementation support, professional learning, or related services, or for media inquiries please contact Kate Theriault at ktheriault@pcgus.com or 603-957-5257.

About PCG Education
A division of Public Consulting Group (PCG), PCG Education offers consulting and technology solutions to schools, districts, and state education agencies across the U.S. and internationally to strengthen student achievement and improve organizations’ instructional and operational capacity. In partnership with clients, PCG designs and delivers training and technical assistance to build educators’ ability to improve instruction, develop standards-based curriculum, and meet the needs of diverse learners along the pathway to college and career readiness. PCG supports practitioners at all stages of standards implementation. More information is available at http://publicconsultinggroup.com/education.

About Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

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