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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 […]

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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:  […]

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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TalkingPoints Polling Best Practices

Whether you’ve just gained the ability to send polls to families or you’re wanting to take advantage of your account’s built-in features, we want to help you use polling in the best ways. Read on to learn our tips and tricks for sending TalkingPoints polls.

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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 […]