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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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Cognia Announces New K–12 Accreditation Standards

Cognia, the world’s largest accrediting organization, which serves more than 36,000 schools in the United States and 85 countries, announced today new performance standards effective July 1, 2022. Cognia is announcing these changes nearly a year ahead of time to enable all schools, and particularly large school systems, to be familiar with the new standards well in advance of implementation. The new standards define one set of expectations designed to benefit learners across all K–12 and non-degree granting postsecondary institutions.
August 19, 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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New Mexico Partners with Cognia to Provide State Assessments in Grades 3-8

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has signed a multiyear partnership with Cognia™ to provide the state’s mathematics and English language arts assessments for grades 3-8.
November 14, 2019 | Alpharetta, GA
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Discovery Education Is among the First STEM Organizations To Earn Inaugural Cognia STEM Provider Certification

Today, the school-improvement, assessment, and certification organization Cognia recognized the Charlotte, NC-based Discovery Education as one of the first organizations to earn its inaugural Cognia™ STEM Provider Certification.
November 6, 2019 | Alpharetta, GA
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