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FINE Newsletter, Volume II, Issue 3
Issue Topic: Using Student Data to Engage Families

Resources & Research From Harvard Family Research Project

This is a briefing on the third webinar in the series Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with United Way Worldwide, National PTA, SEDL, and Harvard Family Research Project. The webinar, which took place on August 10, 2010, featured Kevin Jennings from the U.S. Department of Education and a number of speakers from across the country discussing examples of how data can be used to engage families in programs, schools, and school districts.

Presenters featured:

  • Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
  • Anna Hinton, Director, Parental Options and Information, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
  • Zena Rudo, Project Director, SEDL
  • Jennifer Salzstein, Program Director, ARIS Parent Link, New York City Department of Education
  • Barbara Taveras, Director, Community Engagement, New Visions for Public Schools
  • D’Lisa Crain, Grant Administrator, Nevada State PIRC, Education Alliance of Washoe County

Other resources, including an archived recording of the presentation and a PDF of the presentation slides, are also available on the Webinar 3 resource page.

For more information about this webinar series, please visit

This resource is part of the October 2010 FINE Newsletter. The FINE Newsletter shares the newest and best family involvement research and resources from Harvard Family Research Project and other field leaders. To access the FINE Newsletter Archive, visit

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