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Student Transfer in K-20 Education

Student Transfer in K-20 Education

Around the turn of the 21st century, regional accrediting associations agreed that a student who earned credits from an approved institution and transferred to another, generally, would be granted credit acceptance. In the past, the credits came from the same kinds of schools that taught a curriculum comprised of much... Read the full article >
High School Graduation Trends in the Years Ahead

High School Graduation Trends in the Years Ahead

Nationwide, both public and private high school graduation rates have increased in recent years, and the increase is projected to continue in the near future. The overall number of U.S. high school graduates will climb for the next five years (10 percent higher than was previously predicted) to a peak... Read the full article >
Language Matters When Describing Achievement

Language Matters When Describing Achievement

Providing students with descriptions that indicate opportunities for expanding knowledge and skills is an immediate opportunity that can support equity. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is taking action and exploring the language used to describe achievement levels in order to provide language that encourages students to improve their... Read the full article >
Pandemic and Academic Recovery Are About More Than Loss

Pandemic and Academic Recovery Are About More Than Loss

Educators across the country are formulating plans to address so-called “learning loss.” As a teacher in Washington, DC, I see every day the losses that students, families, and teachers face due to Covid-19. But I also see how resilient our communities are—and how harmful it is to focus solely on... Read the full article >
Empowering Teachers for Online Instruction

Empowering Teachers for Online Instruction

Biggest Challenges Teachers Face Based on our experience working with schools, school districts or networks, and states, we see every day the biggest challenges teachers face. Specifically, educators find it most difficult to: Figure out how to teach students remotely in class and simultaneously support their learning at home. Many... Read the full article >
The Case for Non-Traditional STEM Learning

The Case for Non-Traditional STEM Learning

The past several months have changed the rules when it comes to traditional learning inside and outside the classroom. As the first aquarium to be STEM-provider certified by Cognia, Georgia Aquarium recognizes our unique position as a non-traditional learning environment with the values of STEM education. We may not be... Read the full article >
Responses to Remote Learning

Responses to Remote Learning

The study was conducted by Cognia’s Innovation Lab; established in 2019, the Innovation Lab is an incubator of new initiatives, tools, and services for Cognia. The group conducts surveys on crucial and timely issues in education to inform continuous improvement for the 36,000 schools and districts from the U.S. and... Read the full article >
Students Speak Up! Part II: What Students Want Us to Know

Students Speak Up! Part II: What Students Want Us to Know

As such advocates, Cognia wanted to give a platform for student voice so that you could hear directly from students about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting students who are out of school. Nine students from across the globe were invited to participate in a virtual panel Schooled: Students Speak... Read the full article >
The Decade Ahead: 3 Societal Trends Impact Education

The Decade Ahead: 3 Societal Trends Impact Education

The relationship between society and education is intertwining and influencing.  Society influences what happens in education and similarly education influences society.  There are three emerging and growing trends in society that will impact education, how we perceive the world and the way we live. Art of Storytelling Every moment of... Read the full article >
Continuous Improvement Beyond Compliance

Continuous Improvement Beyond Compliance

“The district has a commitment to holding course around what we believe,” says Nate Pierantoni, Farmington’s director of school improvement. To ensure that commitment remains a reality, district leaders focused on assessing the extent to which the Farmington Way translates into effective classroom practices during a 2018 Cognia Systems Accreditation... Read the full article >