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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 […]

The Threat of Summer Slide–and Teacher Tips on Helping Families Prevent It

Summer break can be a time of fun and relaxation for students, families and teachers. But it can also undo months of learning and academic achievement, and leave students behind at the beginning of the new school year.

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 […]