Current Projects

Learn more about the Annenberg Institute’s current portfolio of Tips·by·Text projects

Tips·by·Text: Informal Caregivers

The Annenberg Institute is implementing and evaluating a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents and caregivers. Click here to learn more and enroll.

Tips·by·Text: Dallas Independent School District Project (DISD)

The Annenberg Institute partners with the DISD to implement and evaluate different designs of a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents. Current studies investigate whether the inclusion of images within parental communication enhances effectiveness, as well as the potential existence of spillover effects. https://www.dallasisd.org/

Tips·by·Text: El Paso Independent School District (EPISD)

The Annenberg Institute partners with the EPISD to implement and evaluate different designs of a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents. Currently, we are working to expand participation beyond pre-kindergarten and kindergarten families to different age groups. https://www.episd.org/

Tips·by·Text: Texts4Teens

The Annenberg Institute partners with researchers at Texas A&M University and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District to learn more about how a text-messaging program for parents impacts high school readiness and parent/teen interactions. https://www.psjaisd.us/pharrsanjuanalamo

Tips·by·Text: San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)

The Annenberg Institute partners with the SFUSD to implement and evaluate a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents aimed at developing kindergarten and first-grade listening and speaking skills. https://www.sfusd.edu/

Tips·by·Text: KinderReady

The Annenberg Institute partners with pediatric health researchers at Stanford University to implement and evaluate a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents through health-clinic settings. Currently, we are working to expand participation. http://med.stanford.edu/pedsadvocacy/news/early-education.html

Tips·by·Text: United Kingdom

The Annenberg Institute advises researchers from the United Kingdom’s Behavioural Insights Team as they implement and evaluate a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents focused on four- and five-year-old children’s school readiness. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/pro…

Tips·by·Text: Denmark

The Annenberg Institute partners with researchers from Denmark’s Rockwool Foundation as they implement and evaluate a school-readiness text-messaging program for parents focused on three- to six-year-old children’s early language development. https://www.rockwoolfonden.dk/projekter/tidlig-indsats/

Tips·by·Text: Rural China

The Annenberg Institute partners with researchers from Stanford University’s Rural Education Action Program as they implement and evaluate a text-messaging program for parents aimed at helping caregivers interact with young children. https://reap.fsi.stanford.edu/research/early_childhood_development/text…