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State accountability and voluntary regional accreditation are at odds in more than a dozen states, limiting the ability of schools and districts to improve, report says

The United States relies on two separate systems—state-run accountability and voluntary regional accreditation—to know whether schools are meeting academic requirements and fiduciary responsibilities and whether they can deliver the results we expect. But according to a new report by Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, “in too many cases, state accountability and voluntary accreditation collide, reducing the impact of both processes.”
January 18, 2023 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia Announces 2022 Schools and Systems of Distinction

Cognia recognizes 96 U.S. schools in 34 states and D.C., and 38 systems in countries across the globe with award for excellence in education
September 13, 2022 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia Launches the Cognia Learning Community

The Cognia Learning Community is a professional learning platform and educator community that strengthens teacher/leader practice and gives educators ownership of their own learning. In a new approach to professional learning, the Cognia Learning Community hosts a network of educators from across the globe, offering high-quality content and collaboration tools to solve problems and accelerate improvement.
February 3, 2022 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia Announces 2021 Schools of Distinction

Cognia recognizes 59 schools and 20 systems across the globe with award for excellence in education.
November 18, 2021 | Alpharetta, GA
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Leading Ed Solutions Joins Cognia to Provide Superintendents and Top District Leaders with Real-Time Counsel

School leadership is isolating, especially now when districts are searching for answers to close achievement gaps and address individual student and community needs. Cognia Leadership Circle, an exclusive peer community, harnesses the shared wisdom of leaders to help superintendents and their executive team members develop solutions to tough problems.
August 5, 2021 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia’s Teacher Observation Tool Helps Schools Take the Pulse of Learner-centric Teaching

Cognia announced the release of its dynamic new Teacher Observation Tool that enables teachers to review their instructional practice across five dimensions of instruction—from creating a positive classroom culture and promoting student agency to teaching higher-order thinking and building relationships with students.
July 13, 2021 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia surveys of 74,000 students, teachers, and parents find more work, less academic rigor in schools, and anxiety over student readiness

Report indicates heavy burden on teachers, significant support for educators as a result of COVID-19; urges schools to focus on four Rs—rigor, routines, relationships, and resources
October 29, 2020 | Alpharetta, GA
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Educators Serving on Cognia Accreditation Review Teams Can Earn Free University Credit

Cognia and Newman University offer degree credit for educators who volunteer their time and expertise to serve on school quality review teams for accreditation anywhere in the world.
October 5, 2020 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia Launches Trusted Partner Program

Cognia Trusted Partners, LINCspring® and MyVoice™ help educators bring transformative and sustainable professional development for remote learning to scale, and augment teacher voice.
May 1, 2020 | Alpharetta, GA
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Cognia Hosts Live Global Student Panel on Impact of COVID-19

Schooled: Students Speak Up webinar features student voices from around the globe. Learn the impact Coronavirus has on students’ home and school life directly from students.
April 23, 2020 | Alpharetta, GA
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