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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 […]

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 expands platform to full learning and well-being teams to increase effective, equitable family engagement

Nurses, counselors, bus drivers and other critical staff can connect directly with families through TalkingPoints platform, increasing family engagement San Francisco, California (January 26, 2022) — TalkingPoints, a nonprofit working to remove systemic language, access, and technology barriers to effective, equitable, family engagement, announced the expansion of its platform so a student’s full learning and […]

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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.

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Building Perspectives

At TalkingPoints, we know that building relationships across lines of difference is some of the most critical and rewarding work that educators do. From learning about your students’ rich cultural traditions to helping families navigate homework across language barriers, your efforts make it possible to have meaningful and joyful school-to-home connections. Your work also helps […]