Vermont students to take new standardized test in the spring

Originally published on MSN, November 10, 2022 Vermont students in grades three to nine will be taking a new state exam in 2023, with an emphasis on equity. Annual testing, in addition to regular in-class exams, helps educators and state leaders keep track of how Vermont students are achieving in the classroom. Cognia is replacing the…

Ivey named first Cognia “STEM champion”

Originally published in Alabama Political Reporter, October 27, 2022 Gov. Kay Ivey in 2020 created the Alabama STEM Council to expand STEM education opportunities in the state. Gov. Kay Ivey was named the first ever STEM Champion Wednesday by Cognia, a nonprofit accreditation organization responsible for accrediting many of Alabama’s public schools. Dr. Andre Harrison,…

What we can do to ensure a quality education for military children

Originally published in Military Times, October 24, 2022 Military leaders have repeatedly raised concerns about the quality of K-12 public schools around military installations. At an Association of Defense Communities annual forum, Gen. David L. Goldfein, then Air Force chief of staff, called it the number one issue for airmen. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, the…

What makes a good school?

Originally published in CEESA, October 24, 2022 Cognia’s New Performance Standards The quality of a school goes beyond its name, location, or reputation. An education institution succeeds when it supports every learner every day, offering opportunities for each and every learner to reach further. One hallmark of a good school is that it continually strives…

Cultivating a healthy school culture supports teachers

Originally published in K-12 Dive, October 17, 2022 Schools improve when teachers are supported in ways that enable them to do their best work in the classroom. We know teachers have the greatest impact on the success of every student’s learning journey and creating a healthy school culture is fundamental to their support. In fact,…

South Dearborn Schools Receive Full-District Accreditation

Originally published by Wagon Wheel Broadcasting, LLC on August 1, 2022 Only 20 school corporations in the state have received such accreditation. Last May, South Dearborn Community School Corporation completed their on-site review by Cognia, formerly known as AdvancED. Cognia is a non-for-profit accreditation agency that embraces a holistic approach to continuous improvement with tools…

Mayar International Schools: 5 ways we made our schools better

Mayar SmartBrief

Originally published by SmartBrief on March 30, 2022 Mayar International Schools maintain a high level of success. Cognia Accreditation provided the tools to maintain focus on overall school quality and ensure a top-notch education. I’ve been the general director of Mayar International Schools in Amman, Jordan, since its founding in 2011. Our schools’ national and…

MPS ‘moving forward together’ after release from state intervention

Montgomery Public Schools

Originally published by WSFA 12 News Staff on Dec. 1, 2021 at 11:17 AM EST | Updated on Dec 1, 2021 at 7:16PM EST Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) – Montgomery Public Schools has officially been released from state intervention. In June, the Alabama State Board of Education voted unanimously to release the school system. Wednesday marks…

KinderCare’s Champions Program Success Fueled by Cognia Accreditation

KinderCare

High-quality education takes place all day long. KinderCare’s Champions before- and after-school program earns Cognia Accreditation. Watch the video. Cognia supports educational excellence from children’s earliest years through K-12 grades and beyond, including the wrap-around educational supports provided by high-quality extended learning programs offering before and after school experiences that complement the school day. Cognia…