Before All Else

Education has always come with challenges. The range of ideas and viewpoints from local communities and elsewhere create difficult questions. In our times, educators feel a keen responsibility to address these questions.

At Cognia, we resonate to the words of St. Francis of Assisi, as popularized by Stephen Covey: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. To help move education forward in fraught times, we invite the Cognia community to join with us as—before all else—we seek to understand the many issues and challenges facing education today.

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About the podcast

As principled educators, we must, “Before All Else,” seek to understand. Cognia’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) aligns our continuous improvement mission with our values to be inclusive, engage with honesty, and pursue with courage. Our podcast series, Before All Else, brings together voices from many fields and outlooks to help us move forward in the important discourse about DEI in education. Our first conversations in the series discussed “The State of the Black Learner: SOS from the front lines.”

Cognia President and CEO, Dr. Mark Elgart, conducts honest conversations with expert guests about education, equity, and what the adults in the room can do. Find out how the education ecosystem can support black learners.

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