Midtown Consulting Group (MCG) is pleased to contribute to the Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED) partnership, supporting the release of a significant study on chronic absenteeism led by the Helios Education Foundation. This study reveals a 43% increase in absentee rates across Orange and Osceola School Districts, underscoring the critical importance of regular attendance for student success. Explore the full Helios study here and read more about the findings in the detailed CFEED article here.

As a CFEED partner, MCG contributes to innovative analytics that identify and isolate challenges like chronic absenteeism. This partnership reflects our commitment to utilizing our Azure analytics capabilities and collaboration to foster student success. The importance of addressing chronic absenteeism is highlighted not only through this study but also via its feature on local news, bringing wider attention to the issue’s impact on students.

Before you watch the local news feature below, meet Dr. Paul Perrault from the Helios Education Foundation. A leading researcher and thought leader, Dr. Perrault has driven critical research into chronic absenteeism in Arizona and Florida, offering deep insights into the widespread problem. His work highlights the profound influence of regular attendance on achieving successful academic and professional trajectories. Watch the compelling discussion with Dr. Perrault below for more insights into our collaborative efforts to combat this pervasive issue.

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About CFEED 

The CFEED partnership includes Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)School District of Osceola County (SDOC), University of Central Florida (UCF), Valencia College and Midtown Consulting Group.  With support from Helios Education Foundation, CFEED partners are engaged in a Collaborative Design Phase to grow organizational capacity and develop hypotheses on student readiness, through an innovative project intended to support student success all along the pre-kindergarten to postsecondary continuum. The Central Florida Education Eco System Database (CFEED) brings together four large-scale education institutions under one collaborative initiative, funded by Helios Education Foundation, to share information, identify opportunities to enhance learning, and propel the educational attainment of all Central Florida students.

About MCG     

Founded in 2004, Midtown Consulting Group (MCG) is a management consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA with clients across the United States. Our diverse team of experts are committed to delivering modern end-to-end data and AI solutions that extend, predict, and prescribe organizations’ potential. We believe that Generative AI, including ChatGPT, will impact every aspect of business, learning, and human interactions. Organizations who adopt sustainable data and AI platforms will improve how they run, grow, and optimize their organizations’ productivity.  Our experts are the backbone of our company; they innovate using technology to continually create optimal solutions for our clients. For more information, click here.