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San Antonio Express-News

“It’s definitely more challenging and more stressful this time around,” said Amanda Flores, 39, a mother currently searching for new schools for both of her children, who will be 3 and 6 years old by the fall. “Before, it was fun. Now it’s kind of like I’m racing against time when I don’t know what the process looks like.”

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FOX 7 Austin

On Saturday, Families Empowered hosted a way for families to come together and learn about schools in the community.

“You’re empowered by education, not just in the classroom, but learning as much as you can through the process,” said Annette Van Brunt, President of Van Brunt & Associates, Inc.

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Houston Chronicle

Families Empowered recently surveyed close to 500 Texas parents via its website. The results aren’t scientific, Dippel admits, but even so, they alarm her: Three-quarters said that their child had suffered learning loss, and more than 60 percent believed that come fall, their child would not be prepared to work at their grade level.

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NBC News 4 San Antonio

Ayla Dehghanpoor talked with us about Families Empowered, a go-to resource for parents trying to navigate school in today’s current environment.

Families Empowered provides several resources for parents and helps them to choose the best options for their children.

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San Antonio Express-News

“I really don’t see any way out of this for families without having more data, not less,” Dippel said. “We really have to understand the magnitude of the problem if we’re going to provide interventions for kids.”

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San Antonio Express-News

Gini relied heavily on a place called Families Empowered, a non profit dedicated to helping parents with school choices.

“They have funding that’s available too,” said Gini.

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