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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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Family Engagement & Bullying Prevention

Using TalkingPoints to Connect, Model and Promote Awareness Written by Paige DeLozier With grades due and the holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to understand why educators and families are so busy this time of year–especially when you consider additional challenges like teacher shortages and communication barriers. But no matter what new difficulties we face in […]

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Celebrating 5 Years of Impact with TalkingPoints

This month we celebrate five years of driving family engagement to improve educational outcomes for some of our country’s most vulnerable students.  We are so grateful for the support of the educators, administrators, funders, and partners that make our work possible. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of the 1.5 million families […]

Family engagement 2020: Silver linings and lessons learned

Much has been written about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education. Stay-at-home orders and the shift to distance learning exposed and exacerbated existing inequities, challenged already overworked teachers to reinvent their curriculum for distance learning, and overwhelmed parents who suddenly had to get more involved with their children’s learning. It also may have […]