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Chronicle of Philanthropy

Education Success Starts With Family Involvement. Why Aren’t Donors Funding It?

Successes were seen for TalkingPoints, an artificial intelligence platform that connects teachers and caregivers in more than 150 languages and improved student state-standardized math scores by nine points.

How AI and Other Tech Tools Might be Used to Strengthen Family-School Partnerships

The reality is that investing in a tool like TalkingPoints is relatively low-cost and high-impact compared to many other school improvement programs.

Schools Must Know If Their Learning-Loss Programs Work — Before ESSER Funds End

Overdeck foundation founder shares how solutions like TalkingPoints improve academic outcomes in proven and affordable ways.

The Most Underutilized Resource in Schools – Families

Heejae Lim on how building school-family partnerships can help accelerate learning recovery and ease the burden on teachers. “Investing in family-school partnerships requires no new staff, but requires new mindsets. It taps into the basic math that a student spends much more time at home than in school, as well as the basic truth that a parent’s love for their child is universal.”

New Profit Invests in Five Social Impact Organizations Transforming the Education and Economic Systems in America

New Profit, the venture philanthropy organization, announced today an investment in TalkingPoints as one of five nonprofit organizations addressing economic and educational inequities in communities and school systems throughout the country. These investments are part of New Profit’s ongoing efforts to expand its portfolio of high-impact organizations led by visionary entrepreneurs who center the assets, expertise, and aspirations of the communities they serve.

Q&A: TED Fellow Heejae Lim on Using Tech to Strengthen Family-School Engagement

In her TED talk, Heejae Lim, the only education leader selected as part of the class of 2022 TED Fellows Program, shares how 4 in 5 children in US schools who come from under-resourced and/or immigrant families and are more likely to fall behind – sometimes by as much as two school years. This equates to 40 million children, and represents a loss to the US economy of one trillion dollars each year. Her nonrprofit TalkingPoints helps close this achievement gap by unlocking the potential of families in driving student success.

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