Education is critical to the infrastructure of any country, serving as a primary engine for innovation and growth. Top-performing education systems empower individuals to maximize their true potential, regardless of their background or beginning circumstances. To fundamentally change the trajectory of educational institutions over the next three to five years, it is crucial to select and prioritize the levers that need to be pulled to achieve maximum impact. The critical questions facing this field today include the following:
How do we change the culture and incentives to drive greater focus on student gains, college and workforce readiness, and closing of the achievement gap?
How do we identify pockets of success and then scale these successes to statewide or nationwide levels?
How can we implement changes in a way that is sustainable and strengthens the organizations or systems?
How do we develop effective strategies to recruit, evaluate, develop, and retain our most talented citizens for the education sector?
BCG supports the needs of educational systems around the world, tackling the key drivers of improvement in education:
BCG covers all major educational topics and works with every type of educational organization. Our Education topic leverages a strong regional and global network to share learning and innovation, and our local experts provide insights into the specific challenges facing each system or organization.
Our recent efforts include the following:
District-level and charter-system support (Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, and Washington)
State and province-level support (Delaware, North Carolina, and Victoria, Australia)
National programs (U.S. Department of Education and the National Math and Science Initiative)
Local and regional programs (Toronto, Illinois, and business@school)
University programs (Germany, United States)