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K-12 Virtual Tutoring Provider Cignition Announces Advisory Board of Education Leaders

New board will offer guidance on role of tutoring and MTSS in boosting student progress

Cignition, a K-12 virtual tutoring provider, today announced the formation of a new advisory board. Comprised of eight experts from school districts and universities across the country, the strategic focus of the Cignition MTSS Advisory Board will be to provide insight into the role of high-impact tutoring (HIT) in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework and how that integration might significantly boost academic progress.

As more districts across the country incorporate MTSS into their school systems to provide appropriate support for student achievement, Cignition commissioned its new advisory board to provide expertise on best practices for the integration of HIT as an intervention strategy. Recognized as a highly effective, research-backed academic support, HIT demonstrates significant learning gains and has been highlighted in proposals at the federal and state levels.

“We are incredibly honored to have such an esteemed and dynamic group of experts assemble in order to provide us with powerful insights and guidance on such a vital topic,” said Mike Cohen, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Cignition. “Our team is dedicated to giving schools as many tools as possible to accelerate student success. We look forward to working with this illustrious group to develop an even stronger blueprint for educator empowerment and student achievement.”

The eight members of the Cignition MTSS Advisory Board are:

  • Michelle Brown, educational specialist, math enrichment/intervention, Rancho Santa Fe School District, R. Roger Rowe School (Calif.)
  • Patrick Gittisriboongul, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of technology & innovation, Lynwood Unified School District (Calif.)
  • Scott Judy, social studies concurrent enrollment teacher at Viewmont High School (Utah), professional learning facilitator with the Utah Teacher Fellows, Adjunct Faculty at Weber State University
  • Nancy Lewin, Ed.D., senior director at ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning (Texas)
  • Susanna Loeb, Ph.D, professor and director of the National Student Support Accelerator, Stanford University – Graduate School of Education (Calif.)
  • Joe Mullikin, Ed.D., principal consultant & owner, OMT Consulting, LLC and former assistant superintendent (Ill.)
  • Kimberly Porter, director of MTSS, Antelope Valley Union High School District (Calif.)
  • Jamie Raborn, Ph.D., NCSP, MTSS coordinator, Rapides Parish School Board (La.)

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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