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CONSUMER REPORTS: Los estadounidenses negros e hispanos son dos veces más propensos que los blancos a decir que las escuelas deben permanecer cerradas, según una encuesta de CR
La fundadora y presidenta de Learning Heroes, Bibb Hubbard, revela resultados del estudio PADRES 2020 y qué tan confiados están los padres blancos en que las escuelas reabran de manera segura en comparación con los padres negros e hispanos.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Cómo prepararse para el aprendizaje a distancia
El New York Times muestra cómo los padres y las familias pueden prepararse y preparar a sus hijos para la nueva normalidad del aprendizaje a distancia y los modelos híbridos que muchas escuelas han adoptado este año escolar. Bibb Hubbard, fundadora de Learning Heroes, ofrece ideas para hacer esto de manera efectiva.
UNIVISION: Despierta América
Segmento de Despierta América, de Univision, con consejos y recursos para ayudar a los padres a hacer frente a los cambios debidos a COVID-19 durante la transición de regreso a clases.
UNIVISION: Cómo estimular el aprendizaje de los niños durante el verano
Nuestra VP de contenidos y asociaciones, Windy Lopez-Aflitto, comparte en Despierta América consejos de aprendizaje para las vacaciones y recursos bilingües para que las familias ayuden a sus hijos durante el verano.
UNIVISION: Las calificaciones no son la única manera de saber cómo le va a tu hijo en la escuela
Los comentarios de sus maestros, más los resultados del examen estatal anual y tus propias observaciones como padre, te dan una imagen más precisa de su progreso.
UNIVISION: Herramientas y buenos consejos para mejorar el aprendizaje en el hogar
Windy Lopez-Aflitto, nuestra VP de contenidos y asociaciones, comparte consejos y recursos para ayudar a los padres a obtener una idea clara del progreso de sus hijos y así poder apoyar mejor el aprendizaje en casa.
UNIVISION: 5 consejos y una herramienta para empezar el año escolar con fuerza
El verano llega a su fin y para los niños los nervios son inevitables. Como padre no tienes que temer el comienzo de un nuevo año escolar. Hay pasos concretos que puedes dar para evaluar dónde se encuentran tus hijos en su desarrollo académico y cómo se pueden preparar mejor para los meses de aprendizaje, retos y diversión que vienen.
OUR CHILDREN MAGAZINE: Ayuda a tus hijos a progresar este verano
Las vacaciones de verano son el momento perfecto para divertirse y aprender. También son un gran momento para hacer un plan que prepare a tus hijos para el siguiente grado. Estos son 5 consejos y recursos sencillos para ayudar a tus hijos a avanzar este verano.
DESPIERTA AMÉRICA: Educación: ¿Cómo evitar el retroceso de verano?
Durante las vacaciones, los niños pueden perder entre dos y tres meses de progreso en lectura. Windy Lopez-Aflitto, vicepresidenta de contenidos de Learning Heroes, explica qué deben hacer los padres para evitar el llamado retroceso de verano.
LA RAZA DEL NOROESTE: ¿Quieren una revolución en la educación? Den poder a los padres
Cuando los tecnócratas de la educación tratan de lograr cambios significativos en el desempeño académico, pocas veces incluyen a los padres en el complejo cálculo que busca el éxito académico de los alumnos.
CHRISTIANITY TODAY: Ayudando a los estudiantes minoritarios que tengan éxito en el salón de clase
¿Cómo podemos ayudar a los estudiantes minoritarios a tener éxito en el salón de clase? Conoce los detalles en este artículo informativo de preguntas y respuestas.
THE 74: Análisis: Hoy más que nunca, los padres deben poder entender toda la información sobre sus hijos. Los responsables de los exámenes empiezan a tenerlo en cuenta
Cindi Williams explica por qué es importante que los padres tengan una idea clara de los logros académicos de sus hijos y cómo los responsables de elaborar los exámenes están reformulando sus modelos.
ED SURGE: Comunicar a través del cambio: Cómo un distrito de CA está apoyando a las familias
El estudio PADRES 2020, de Learning Heroes, fue citado en este artículo que describe la colaboración entre los distritos escolares y los padres de familia en el nuevo año escolar.
THE 74: Más allá del Scantron: Dos padres de familia hablan sobre cómo los exámenes estatales y sus resultados deben ser comprensibles para todos los padres
Bibb Hubbard, fundadora de Learning Heroes, explica cómo las evaluaciones de calidad ayudan a los padres a entender el progreso académico de sus hijos.
THE NY TIMES: Cómo un distrito logró que sus estudiantes volvieran a las aulas
El New York Times describe las tácticas innovadoras de un distrito escolar para que los estudiantes regresen a las aulas. Bibb Hubbard, fundadora de Learning Heroes, comenta sobre la comunicación y la confianza entre los padres y la escuela.
THE 74: Análisis: Seguridad, confianza y altas expectativas — Cómo pueden colaborar las familias y los maestros para que este no sea un año perdido para los estudiantes
Un análisis de Bibb Hubbard y Cindi Williams, fundadoras de Learning Heroes, con resultados de los estudios realizados esta primavera y verano (dos encuestas a padres, 11 grupos focales, entrevistas a maestros, etc.), más recomendaciones para distritos y asociaciones de padres y maestros.
KTLA: Entrevista de Frank Buckley | Los expertos opinan: regreso a clases y COVID-19
Bibb Hubbard habla con Frank Buckley, de KTLA, sobre los resultados del estudio PADRES 2020, cómo será el regreso a clases y cómo padres y maestros pueden trabajar juntos este otoño, y responde a preguntas de los espectadores.
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: IYa no es solo “ayudar a los niños con las tareas”
Bibb Hubbard, fundadora y presidenta de Learning Heroes, habla sobre cómo los padres pueden colaborar con los maestros de sus hijos este otoño para apoyar mejor su rendimiento y desarrollo en la nueva normalidad de la escuela.
SCHOLASTIC BLOG: Parents and Teachers Must Become Critical Allies as We Head Into a Different Kind of School Year
Windy Lopez-Aflitto VP Content and Partnerships, shares findings and takeaways from the latest PARENTS 2020 national survey, designed to better understand how families are supporting their children’s academic development during school closures due to COVID-19 and what they’ll need for the year ahead.
CBS PITTSBURGH: Kidsburgh: Several Groups Offering Summer Educational Opportunities After Coronavirus Forces Students Out Of Classrooms
A Plus Schools CEO James Fogarty shares what his organization is doing to help prevent summer learning loss and his recommendations on what parents can do, including taking Learning Heroes' Readiness Check.
THE 74: A Mom’s View: This Is the Letter I’m Going to Write to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher After Months of Filling In for Her at Home
A mom took us through a letter she planned to write to her child's teacher as COVID-19 school closures forced the roles of parent and teacher to be reversed. The Parents 2020 research was featured in this article detailing how parents are planning to show up more in the new school year.
THOMAS B FORDHAM INSTITUTE: In the era of Covid-19, put learning first—and other lessons
The Parents 2020 Survey was featured in an article showing lessons for schools to put learning first for all students as we navigate through the era of COVID-19.
JOANNE JACOBS: Parents as: What are expectations?
A new blog from Joanne Jacobs shares insights from Parents 2020: COVID-19 Closures – A Redefining Moment for Students, Parents and Schools and discusses what parents need and expect for their child's success in the coming school year following COVID-19.
ELEARNING INSIDE: How Parents Are Dealing with Remote Learning at Home, According to 3 Surveys
A new article from eLearning Inside shares insights from Parents 2020 in comparison to other nationally released survey during the COVID-19 pandemic and how its affecting parents and families.
THE 74: New Poll Reveals Parents Want One-on-one Distance Learning Support from Teachers — But Aren’t Getting Much of It
A new article from The 74 shares the insights from Parents 2020 and how communication between parents and teachers is more important than ever before - especially going into the new school year.
EDUCATION DIVE: Survey: Children's loss of social ties, learning top parents' closure concerns
A new article on Education Dive shares insights from Parents 2020: COVID-19 Closures – A Redefining Moment for Students, Parents and Schools and discusses what comes next for parents in the coming school year following COVID-19.
NEXT PITTSBURGH: At last, training for parents frustrated with their kids’ schoolwork. Google Classroom to the rescue.
Windy Lopez-Aflitto, Vice President of Content and Partnerships, discusses how parents don't have to be teaching experts to help their child during home learning by using trusted resources and tools designed to help parents and families.
THE 74: Following School Closures, a ‘Rude Awakening’ for Parents: How Remote Education Is Revealing Alarming Learning Gaps, Particularly for Low-Income Families
A new article on The 74 sheds light on how low-income parents don't have an accurate picture of their child's education and what can be done to help change that featuring Learning Heroes national data.
THE 74: Need Help Sorting Through the Avalanche of Online Resources for Kids Who Are Now Learning at Home? 11 Sites for Parents to Look At
Learning Heroes co-founder Cindi Williams was featured on The 74 explaining finding trusted resources that come free and can be sorted by grade level and topic and are meant to encourage and not overwhelm parents and families.
THE 74: From Coding and Origami for Robots to Electrical Circuits and Animation, 9 Online Sources That Bring Hands-On Technical Learning Home
Learning Heroes co-founder Cindi Williams was featured on The 74 showcasing 9 resources that help bring technical hands-on learning, home.
DIGITAL PROMISE: Responding to COVID-19: How Are the Children?
Barbara Pape with Digital Promise and Windy Lopez-Aflitto with Learning Heroes share resources and thoughts about supporting parents and teachers as they navigate this new reality.
EDMODO: Keep Calm, Learning is On!
Windy Lopez-Aflitto, Vice President of Content and Partnerships wrote a great blog for Edmodo sharing simple tips and free bilingual digital resources to support learning at home.
SCHOLASTIC BLOG: Keeping Parents in the Loop: Trends Data Point to Actionable Insights
Windy Lopez-Aflitto, Vice President of Content and Partnerships shared three things schools and educators can do to ensure parents get an accurate picture of their children’s progress.
EDMODO: Learning Heroes At #EdmodoCon2019 in Miami
Windy Lopez-Aflitto, Vice President of Content and Partnerships presented a riveting presentation at EdmodoCon in Miami. Check out the session here on engaging parents around social, emotional, and academic learning.
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: My Turn: Daniel J. McKee: Close the parent information gap
Learning Heroes was featured in an Op-Ed for the Providence Journal by Daniel J. McKee. The op-ed discusses the need for parents to receive school performance report cards to help get a more accurate picture of their child's success.
NATIONAL PTA: Bibb Hubbard featured in National PTA: Notes from the Backpack Podcast
Learning Heroes co-founder and president Bibb Hubbard sat down with National PTA to explore what families and kids think about student academic achievement, how schools and districts can improve the way they share information with families, and what families can do to gauge if their child is on track and advocate for a more accurate picture of their progress.
MEDIUM: How to Engage Families with Research-Based Engagement Resources and Tools
Check out our guest blog with Edmodo to share family engagement resources for teachers to use as part of their existing outreach.
THE 74 MILLION: Williams: Together, Student Report Cards and School Report Cards Can Show Parents How Their Kids Are Really Doing in School. 5 States That Get It Right
When parents think their school is good and their child is fine academically, they focus their time and energy on other pressing issues. But in most places, there is a Grand Canyon-size gap between what parents are told about their children’s learning and what the school knows to be true.
ED POST: This New Report Shows How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together (Education Post)
In this essay, Student Achievement Partners Founding Partner Jason Zimba reflects on Learning Heroes’ Parents 2018: Going Beyond Good Grades report and calls for more meaningful and objective discussions between parents and teachers.
WNET EDUCATION: How can you help your child Spring Ahead? Get an accurate picture of their progress.
In addition to our children’s grades, the results of the upcoming state test and our school’s report card are important pieces of the bigger picture, helping us understand where our children are doing well, and where additional support is needed. Check out our blog on WNET Education.
COMPETENCY WORKS: Mixed Signals from Report Cards: Learning Heroes Report Highlights
A recent report from Learning Heroes provides a dramatic illustration of the need for schools to transition to more transparent grading practices, such as those in a competency-based education system.
EWA: What’s in a Grade?
First, results from a new survey of parents and teachers by Learning Heroes, a nonprofit that works to promote family engagement, points to a basic misunderstanding between parents and teachers about what report cards measure.
THE 74 MILLION: What’s in a Report Card? Depends on Who You Ask. New Report Shows That Parents and Teachers Have Very Different Understandings of Grades & Tests
Ask a parent and a teacher, and you’ll likely hear very different answers. But that disconnect is just the beginning when it comes to how these two groups understand the education system and all the grades, jargon, and communication within it, according to a new report from the nonprofit Learning Heroes.
MEDIUM: Going Beyond Good Grades: What if Parents Knew What Teachers Know?
What if parents knew what teachers know about their child’s academic performance? What if report cards were a true lever for parent-teacher communications? How can we incent conversations about a child’s academic progress, especially if that child isn’t performing at grade level?
MEDIUM: Parents: Is Your Child on Track at School?
Jason Zimba: "My choice for the best parent resource of the year is the recently released Readiness Check, an interactive digital tool from Learning Heroes."
EDUCATION WEEK: 3 Tips for Talking to Parents about Social and Emotional Learning
Words like "attitude" and "emotion" often make parents uncomfortable, especially if they believe educators are making judgments about their children. Social and emotional learning raises questions about the boundaries between the role of parents and that of educators. This is all backed up by research - like the great work done by Learning Heroes - on the kinds of messages that resonate with parents and those that turn parents off entirely.
METROFOCUS: Success at School
The Readiness Check helps parents get a gut check on how their child has learned foundational skills needed for this year and connect them to resources to practice specific skills at home.
WNET EDUCATION: Parenting Minutes: Readiness Check
Watch this video to learn one way you can help your child prepare for the new school year.
THE 74 MILLION: Closing the ‘Perception Gap’: With 3 in 5 Teachers Saying Students Are Not at Grade Level on First Day of School, New Digital Tool Offers Parents a ‘Readiness Check’
To help teachers and parents assess a child’s academic achievement level, the nonprofit education research group Learning Heroes this week launched a new “readiness check” interactive digital tool to close that perception gap. “We have been really focused on trying to bridge what we call this perception gap because our research also found that parents hold themselves responsible. They want to be involved,” said Windy Lopez-Aflitto, Learning Heroes’ vice president of content. “We believe that by having a more accurate picture, parents can more effectively support specific skills and best partner with their child’s teacher from the beginning of the school year.”
GROUND CONTROL PARENTING: Parents, Check Out These Great Back-to-School Resources!
You know what grades your kids got last year, but how much of the material do they confidently understand? Does a C in math for the semester mean that your child understands enough of the material to build on it in the next school year? How are we supposed to know this? The good folks at learningheroes.org are here to help us figure it out. They have recently launched Readiness Check, a free interactive tool for you and your kids to use together.
WALLACE FOUNDATION: Talking to Parents about Social and Emotional Learning
Whenever we publish a blog post or report in our Knowledge Center on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), our digital channels buzz with interest. Much of the insights and information we’ve gathered has centered around in- and out-of-school programs that help children build the skills they need to succeed academically and in life. Now, an organization called Learning Heroes is bringing parents into the equation.
BADCREDIT.ORG: Learning Heroes Resources and Tools Empower Parents to Promote Academic Excellence
In a Nutshell: Research shows many parents don’t fully understand how well their children are performing in school. Even for those who know their kids need to improve in the classroom, many are unprepared to provide the type of support their children need.
INSIDE PHILANTHROPY: Support by Education Funders for Family Engagement Is Growing. Why Is That?
Family engagement is an old idea gaining renewed interest from education funders as some pivot away from an era of top-down reform. The concept has been around for quite awhile. Kids do better at school when their families and communities are involved in their education, but reforms often leave students’ support systems behind. Early signs show that practice is starting to change.
GROUND CONTROL PARENTING: Beat Summer Slide with Summer Stride!
You may have heard about “ summer slide”, where over the summer students can lose two to three months of progress in math and reading and fall behind when they return to school in the fall. But did you know that by the time a student gets to the 5th grade, the summer learning loss can add up to a 2-3 year education gap?
THOMAS B. FORDHAM INSTITUTE: Most parents still live in Lake Wobegon
On this week's podcast, Bibb Hubbard, founder and president of Learning Heroes, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss better ways to communicate students’ academic progress (or lack thereof) to parents. On the Research Minute, David Griffith examines the recent AEI study that questioned the relationship between test scores and long-term outcomes.
THE 74 MILLION: 90% of Parents Think Their Kids Are on Track in Math & Reading. The Real Number? Just 1 in 3, Survey Shows
“The education community continues to use a language that parents don’t speak,” said Bibb Hubbard, Learning Heroes founder and president.
THE 74 MILLION: 4 Steps Toward Helping Your Child Get Ready for the Big State Test
Spring is here — meaning it’s that time of year when children across the country are asked to show what they know by taking their state’s annual tests in math and English language arts.
Our founder, Bibb Hubbard shares five action steps for effective parent-teacher partnerships.
Good Morning America, ABC
Learning Heroes Founder, Bibb Hubbard shares advice for parents as well as insight from our research as part of Good Morning America's Back-to-School segment.
Learning Heroes Director of Content, Windy Lopez-Aflitto shares our Super 5: Back-to-School Power Moves and her experience as a mom and former teacher.
Allan Golston, President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares helpful information on the importance of setting goals and how parents can help set their children up for success.
Roland Martin News One Now
Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of UNCF joins Roland Martin to discuss college prep for African American families.
Roland Martin News One Now
90% of black parents believe their child is proficient in reading and math. The reality is only about 18% of 4th Graders are. Learning Heroes Founder, Bibb Hubbard joins Roland Martin to discuss this and more.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
How can we cure the summertime blues and dive into quality summer learning? Learn more from Maureen Downey, host and producer of the radio program Bloomberg EDU.
Our research reveals that 90 percent of Hispanic parents want their children to go to college – a higher percentage than any ethnic group measured. But only 42 percent of Hispanic students are making it to college graduation. Learn more about what we can do to ensure Latino students succeed in school.
How can we close the gap between African-American perceptions and student achievement? Dr. Michael Lomax, President and CEO of UNCF shares his insight in this blog article.
"9 out of 10 parents think their kids are on grade level. Unfortunately, they’re probably wrong." Our research findings are included in this nprEd article.
Read about the disconnect between how well parents think their children are performing academically in school and how students score on tests nationally as our "Parents 2016: Hearts and Minds of Public School Parents in an Uncertain World," research findings are highlighted in this Edweek blog.
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Get homework advice and learn how parents are using our free online tools to help children with homework.