Given the recent announcement of school closures across the state of Louisiana for the remainder of the
school year, Family Engagement Lab is offering two cost-effective tools to increase students’ academic
readiness: FASTalk Summer and FASTalk.
● FASTalk Summer
is a new family engagement tool designed to compensate for lost learning time.
Texting parents literacy activities during the summer months has been shown in academic
research to more than compensate for lost learning typically experienced by students. FASTalk
Summer is a simple, accessible, text message-based learning tool to support families with limited
access to devices and the internet, as well as those facing language barriers.
is an easy tool that sends families weekly text messages with curriculum-aligned and
standards-aligned learning activities in PK-5 supporting academic, social, and emotional skill
development. FASTalk is preloaded with practical tips for parents to support high-quality
instructional materials, aligned with ELA Guidebooks, EL, CKLA, Wit & Wisdom, and more.
FASTalk supports two-way communication between parents and teachers with automated
translation in more than 100+ languages.