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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 >
CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

Up to 90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of life. An early investment in educational quality for our youngest learners pays dividends in the way of preparedness for school, college and career, and life. By contrast, a poor start can account for long-lasting, nearly impossible... Read the full article >
CEO Message

CEO Message

Under the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) accountability, too much focus was placed on a single measure—student assessment. Rather than sparking higher performance for all students, schools focused on low-performing students, and federally mandated sanctions were used to punish students and teachers alike. The performance gap widened as... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Back-to-School Advice from The 2015 State Teachers of the Year

CEO Message: Back-to-School Advice from The 2015 State Teachers of the Year

Earlier this year, the 2015 State Teachers of the Year (STOY) were announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and recognized by the President at the White House as part of the National Teacher of the Year Program*. Therefore, who better than these distinguished teachers to kick... Read the full article >