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Educators and families: Close this education gap and ensure better student learning

New research finds a gap between the information educators and families need from one another to build strong school-family connections — a critical finding since family engagement translates to better learning outcomes for students.      In short, families want more academic progress and behavior updates from educators, while educators want more information on student […]

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Why Family Engagement Matters and Four Ways to Build the Family-School Connection

Written by Paige DeLozier   Families can be one of the greatest untapped assets schools have to support students and send student success soaring—if only everyone knew this secret and how to leverage the power of engagement! Fortunately, we’re at a point in time when family engagement is gaining the recognition it deserves. In a […]

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AAPI Communities & Family Engagement

In case you missed it, we wanted to share this recent Chicago Tribune OpEd about the importance of family engagement, especially with regard to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and families. It was penned by Citadel Securities CEO Peng Zhao, founding board member of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), and TalkingPoints founder and […]

TalkingPoints receives transformational gift from MacKenzie Scott

San Francisco, California, March, 24, 2022 — TalkingPoints, a nonprofit dedicated to removing systemic barriers to family engagement in education, today announced it has received a $10 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The contribution, the single largest gift in the organization’s history, will allow TalkingPoints to accelerate its ambitious plans to improve the academic […]

TalkingPoints CEO Selected as a TED Fellow

Heejae Lim is the sole education leader selected to present at TED2022 San Francisco,California (February 22, 2022) — Today, TalkingPoints, a nonprofit working to remove systemic barriers to family engagement, announced that its founder and CEO Heejae Lim has been selected as a TED Fellow. As part of the Fellowship, she will deliver a talk […]

Expanded Roles and Permissions Increase Effective, Equitable Family Engagement

TalkingPoints is just for classroom teachers, right? Wrong! TalkingPoints can actually be used by so many other people in roles across the school building—or even the district—to communicate with families in an instant. Our Expanded Roles and Permissions allow for these other staff members to play a part in the family engagement experience with ease. […]