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Communicating K–12 Student Data Privacy to Parents and Stakeholders

Communicating Student Data Privacy


Future Ready Schools Invites You to a Webinar

Communicating K–12 Student Data Privacy to Parents and Stakeholders

Jaryn Emhof
, Vice President of Communications, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education

On May 11, 2016  Future Ready Schools (FRS) held a webinar as part of the FRS Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders.

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major issue in education and political arenas. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the security of student data. A significant challenge that school districts face is how to communicate about student data privacy.

During this Google Hangout, Jaryn Emhof, vice president of communications at the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), shared research-based messages and tactics to effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholders about student data privacy.

FRS’s Tom Murray and Ms. Emhof discussed various aspects of student data privacy including

  • key findings from qualitative and quantitative research conducted by ExcelinEd;
  • main messages identified by ExcelinEd’s research as most compelling and of interest to parents; and
  • tactics, tools, and other resources available in the toolkit to assist schools and school districts.


Future Ready Schools (FRS) is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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