May 30, 2024

Episode 11: Family Engagement & Higher Educational Outcomes


Can family engagement lead to greater educational outcomes—and less teacher turnover?

In the latest episode of Lessons Learned, BetterLesson CEO Matt Kennard sits down with Vidya Sundaram, CEO and Co-Founder of Family Engagement Lab for a conversation about creating a better environment for learning through meaningful connections. Hear about how increased family engagement impacts student achievement and well-being, and learn some strategies for schools or districts looking to make engagement a priority this upcoming school year. 

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ABOUT OUR GUEST, Vidya Sundaram:

Vidya Sundaram, CEO and co-founder of Family Engagement Lab, is a transformational education leader, having built diverse teams in nonprofit education and technology. Vidya has an extensive background in business leadership and program strategy, and most recently led GreatSchools’ market research and social impact assessments for services used by more than half of US families. Prior to GreatSchools, she drove new investment opportunities in Internet media. Vidya has led software development at both consumer and enterprise Internet start-ups, pioneering the development of Internet postage applications and the first print-at-home boarding pass system for a major airline. She holds a degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, a Master in Public Policy from UCLA and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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