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CEO Message: The Power of Community

CEO Message: The Power of Community

The standards are written so that they adapt to the unique context of every institution and every institution’s vision, purpose, and core values. They are written to help institutions pursue their vision for a better future. Our role is to guide and support institutions on their improvement journeys. We are... Read the full article >
CEO Message:  Leading Through Difficult Challenges

CEO Message: Leading Through Difficult Challenges

Our education leaders have been under siege throughout the pandemic. Beyond the normal complexity of leading an educational institution, education leaders have had to respond to the impact of the pandemic on schooling. Additionally, educational leaders have had to respond to the challenges associated with ensuring every learner is supported... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Bonds of Trust

CEO Message: Bonds of Trust

We have witnessed the disruption and destruction of our education systems throughout the world in a manner never before experienced. The disparities and inequities in our education systems that were evident pre-pandemic have now been accelerated and exposed in a dramatic manner. None of us need to look far to... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Upended Learning

CEO Message: Upended Learning

In spring of 2020, Cognia’s Innovation Lab conducted a survey of more than 74,000 students, teachers, and parents to determine the impact of remote schooling and learn what their experiences might mean for supporting educators and students in the future. Our data show that students are busy but not challenged... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Reflections

CEO Message: Reflections

With many hills, turns, and flat runs throughout the course, runners will struggle at various points, but each will experience it in different ways at different times. We all began our marathon journey through the pandemic at the same starting point. As we traverse, however slowly, toward the finish line, it is... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Change

CEO Message: Change

I think often about the changes the next decade will bring. Society influences changes in education and education influences changes in society. In this edition, we look at 3 Societal Trends that will impact education in the decade ahead and at Fair and Equitable Grading. Helping School Leaders Address Blind... Read the full article >
The Future of Assessment: Testing Should be About Learning

The Future of Assessment: Testing Should be About Learning

We know we can measure what kids learn. We know we can measure the teaching and learning factors that determine whether schools are effective. The challenge lies in knowing how assessment and school quality come together to inform and guide improvement efforts in a way that helps a child learn... Read the full article >
School Turnaround

School Turnaround

Every graduate we see proudly sporting their cap and gown has a story. Whether their journey across that stage was likely or remarkable, they are to be lauded. Their graduation is the fulfillment of a promise that their hard work, commitment, and determination to overcome challenges large and small will... Read the full article >
CEO Message: It's About Poverty Not Race

CEO Message: It's About Poverty Not Race

With each passing generation the challenge schools have to overcome the effects of poverty on learning is greater. The rate of people who are born in poverty and stay in poverty continues to grow with each generation. If you are born in poverty, you will likely stay in poverty for... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Equity in Education

CEO Message: Equity in Education

It is not enough to assign equal resources to vastly unequal challenges and think that we will achieve a measure of equity with successful academic and life outcomes for all students. It is also not effective just to provide more resources as a strategy to ensure equity. Equity requires a root cause... Read the full article >