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About the Campaign

At Learning Heroes, we equip families and schools with tools, research, and training to build a shared understanding of student data and foster meaningful partnerships. And with Go Beyond Grades, we’re sounding an alarm.

Almost 9 in 10 parents nationally think their children are on grade level, despite a steady stream of data that tells a much more somber story of student achievement.

Where does this perception come from? Our research shows that parents rely on report card grades as the primary source of information, and the vast majority of parents (almost 80%), say their kids receive all B’s or better. While grades matter, they don’t tell the full story.

Teachers say the number one way for parents to know how their child is achieving is to ask the teacher. So, we’re asking parents to go beyond grades by exploring the free tips and tools on this site (in English and Spanish), and by teaming up with their child’s teachers.

When parents know, they act. It’s time to go beyond grades and team up on behalf of our kids.

Thank you to our Supporters and Partners

National Funders:

Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin and Griffin Catalyst (Spring and Summer 2023, Fall 2023)

Overdeck Family Foundation (Spring and Summer 2023)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Spring and Summer 2023 & Spring and Summer 2024)

The Oak Foundation (Spring and Summer 2024)

Clear Channel Outdoor (in-kind support, Spring and Summer 2023 & Spring and Summer 2024)

National Partners:

National PTA, National Urban League, National Summer Learning Association, UnidosUS, Univision, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, UNCF, and Understood.