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How family engagement is directly linked to student outcomes and what we’re doing about it.

10 million children in the U.S. are being left behind in terms of education outcomes

Low-income, minority students perform 40% less than their peers.

By 2030, low-income, minority students will be 1 in 4 of the total student population.

Even more than family income, student success depends on partnership between families, teachers and communities

Family engagement is


as effective in predicting a student’s success than family’s socio-economic status

Family engagement is shown to drive...

Test scores

Course completion

High school graduation rates

But in low-income communities, family engagement is lower by as much as 50% due to…

Technological barriers: School information is being communicated via internet, but 48% of families don’t have internet access

Socioeconomic barriers: 1 in 5 students are born to immigrant families, many of them who don’t speak English and did not go to school in the US

Other common barriers: Time, education, perception and bias about families and schools

Our Solution

To make parent engagement easier for low-income, diverse families by:

1. Connecting families with their children’s teachers and with each other

2. Developing the capacity of educators to effectively partner with families

3. Educating families on how best to support their children’s learning at home

Our Impact

We partnered with WestEd to measure our impact on building strong family-teacher partnerships and increasing family engagement, especially for immigrant, low-income families of color.

TalkingPoints is changing behaviors at home, at school and in classrooms…


Low-income, non-English speaking families who are more engaged


Families who had more conversations about school at home with their children


Increase in homework assignment return rates - more significant for failing students

Our 2017 Impact Report!

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