Title One Next

Helping public schools take Title 1 to the next level

About PCG Title 1 Next

Public Consulting Group is assisting public schools, and State and Local Education Agencies, to take their Title 1 funding workflow to the next level with new digital tools to help teams collaborate and succeed. For MVP we developed a killer brand and robust web application which resulted in Title One Next.

  • Quarterly reevaluation of learning objectives and priorities with stakeholders allows us to be surgical and agile with our approach while continuing to increase the size of the data set.
  • Provide easy-to-interpret, actionable recommendations alongside visualized data.
  • Provide every department with relevant analysis from the captured data.
  • All of Anthroware’s interviewers come from a product background, so they know how to ask insightful questions

The Challenge

Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families. The law states that districts must use a methodology to allocate state and local funds to each Title I school. New regulation requires districts to increase visibility and accountability of the use and allocation of federal funds.

Technical Requirements

State-of-the-art cloud technology

24-7 up-time

Marketed + sold as a service

Designed to support 13,506 U.S. school districts

Must support complex reporting

Our Solution

Public Consulting Group was motivated to be the first-mover in this market to provide compliance software in order to add ease and transparency to the complicated funding pipeline. Anthroware joined with PCG as a design and development partner. Together we helped draft the MVP for Title One Next and crafted beautiful software that people love to use. We created several UI themes, chose a direction, developed a name and brand, and coded the app—all within just three months.

Features + Components

Components ranged from simple user-navigation menus to complex, dynamic data visualizations of expenditures and allocations. Users can compare reports across years and schools; they can even manage the approval process with a built-in notification system. Anthroware’s solution grants a high degree of customization per use-case — coupled with a beautiful, intuitive interface — allowing any user to interpret complex information and make data-backed decisions.

“PCG has worked with Anthroware for several years on projects ranging from large enterprise web-based applications to smaller R&D commissions. They work with us from conceptual stage all the way to production, and have provided expert guidance to balance organizational needs with end-user delight. They actively manage project risks which makes my job easier, and their unique approach has made my projects more successful. I will continue to work with Anthroware.”

Natali Sipes
Product Manager at Public Consulting Group