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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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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 […]

The Wall Street Journal Asks: “Why Do Schools Send So Many Emails?”

In this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, family and technology columnist Julie Jargon asks: “Why do schools send so many emails?”  Her response (and ours) is that they don’t need to. They just need to communicate (and listen) in the right ways. Read the full article here on the research that backs up why engaged families […]

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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 […]