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East Garner Success Story – How TalkingPoints Serves as the Bridge Between Wake County Schools and Families

TalkingPoints’ multilingual family engagement platform helps build relationships and increase engagement between students, teachers, and families Meet Wake County and East Garner Magnet Middle School Wake County is the largest school district in North Carolina, and one of the largest districts in the nation. East Garner Magnet Middle School is located in Garner, a farming […]

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Family Engagement & Bullying Prevention

Using TalkingPoints to Connect, Model and Promote Awareness Written by Paige DeLozier With grades due and the holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to understand why educators and families are so busy this time of year–especially when you consider additional challenges like teacher shortages and communication barriers. But no matter what new difficulties we face in […]

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RACING TO SCALE DURING A PANDEMIC

Tripling the reach of one’s service in just four months — from 500,000 to 1.5 Million — would be impressive and rewarding for anyone. But for TalkingPoints, a non-profit with a multilingual tech platform that helps teachers communicate with families in any of 100 languages, scaling rapidly was a response to an emergency situation. Without […]

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Celebrating 5 Years of Impact with TalkingPoints

This month we celebrate five years of driving family engagement to improve educational outcomes for some of our country’s most vulnerable students.  We are so grateful for the support of the educators, administrators, funders, and partners that make our work possible. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of the 1.5 million families […]

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Teacher Spotlight: How TalkingPoints Facilitates Family Engagement and Student Success During Distance Learning

Meet Jennifer Jennifer McGraner is a junior high English Learner teacher in Pickerington School District in Pickerington, Ohio. Pickerington Schools is a diverse district with over 500 ELs speaking more than 57 different languages. In her 13th year of teaching, Jennifer works with English Learner students and is responsible for screening new students for EL […]

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Engaging Families Across Languages During Remote Learning: Translating Challenges Into Success at Academy of World Languages (AWL)

Across the country, families and educators alike faced an abrupt and challenging transition to remote learning this past school year. The staff at Academy of World Languages (AWL), a magnet school in Cincinnati, Ohio, was no exception. “One night in mid-March we got a message that we wouldn’t be returning to school the next day,” […]