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Family Conferences that Count

Written by Paige DeLozier Rethinking parent-teacher conferences One of the amazing things about American education is that conferences are portrayed as informational meetings for students’ families to learn their current academic standing. That’s it. One-way. There has not been much discussion in teacher training around whether that is the most efficient or beneficial way to […]

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WATCH: The most powerful yet overlooked resource in schools

More than 550,000 people have already viewed the TED Talk delivered by our CEO Heejae Lim, entitled “The most powerful yet overlooked resource in schools,” on how with the right tools and support, schools can remove language barriers, foster meaningful connections, and help every student thrive.     Watch the video or read the speech below:  […]

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Ed Tech Leader Delivers Powerful TED Talk on the Role of Families in School

TalkingPoints’ Heejae Lim was one of 20 change-makers — and the only education leader — selected through the TED Fellows Program San Francisco, California (August 30, 2022) — Today, TalkingPoints, an education technology nonprofit, shared the release of the TED Talk delivered by its founder and CEO, Heejae Lim. The 5-minute speech titled “The most […]

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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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2021 Family Engagement Study: Insights for Building Effective School-Family Partnerships

Research comparing COVID-19 distance learning family engagement insights from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

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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,” […]