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What Is Equitable Family Engagement?

It’s a well known fact that the more families are involved in their students’ studies, the better the students perform. But in a time where “equity” is a buzzword in education and students have moved from completely remote classes, to some hybrid form, to going back to school and some sense of normalcy, it’s difficult […]

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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Growing Recognition of Family Engagement’s Role in Student Success… and of TalkingPoints

Photo by Ryan Lash, TED, 2022. The movement to strengthen family-school connections is rapidly gaining momentum across the country. Don’t take our word for it. In a major address delivered in January, US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona outlined a series of priorities. The very first one he mentioned?  “Engaging families as core partners to […]

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TalkingPoints Receives Major Gift From The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) To Increase Family Engagement With AAPI Communities

TAAF Grants $1 Million to TalkingPoints to Better Serve the Country’s 2.7 Million AAPI Students and their Families   Read the op-ed in The Chicago Tribune: “We are both immigrants and, despite our personal achievements, we both know what it’s like to feel invisible in the classroom and in everyday life. We know that schools […]

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Building Perspectives

Exceptional education (EE) can be an academic lifeline for students with unique learning needs. From gifted and talented enrichment to special education services, EE encompasses the supports that many students need to reach their full potential.

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Building Perspectives

At Jefferson Elementary in Boise, Idaho, it’s not uncommon for Amy Collinge and Godoidefroid Ntawuyamara to welcome students from Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, and Somalia into their classroom. Together, Ntawuyamara and Collinge have plenty of advice to offer their fellow educators on how to open those doors—and how to engage families and students from Africa during the school year in a meaningful way.