Policymakers Archive

State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

May 21, 2017 | Pratt’s Privacy and Data Security Law Journal

State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

This article addresses how a state longitudinal data system can allow states, local school districts, schools, and colleges and universities to make fuller use of student data to effect educational reforms and better meet the needs of individual students while protecting students’ privacy rights and complying with FERPA with regard to student data at all […]

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Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA

May 21, 2017 | Pepperdine University

Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA

This resource offers a guide to when information may be used in a way consistent with FERPA, and offers different hypothetical scenarios to illustrate what releases are permitted.

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FOIA vs. FERPA/Scalia vs. Posner

May 21, 2017 | Southern Illinois University Law Journal

FOIA vs. FERPA/Scalia vs. Posner

This article examines how authorities under the Freedom of Information Act relate to FERPA. Login required.

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FERPA and Access to Public Records

May 21, 2017 | Student Press Law Center

FERPA and Access to Public Records

This white paper outlines myths and facts with respect to the media’s access to student data and other public records under FERPA.

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FERPA: A Practical Guide

May 21, 2017 | The University of Michigan: College of Pharmacy

FERPA: A Practical Guide

This presentation outlines definitions under FERPA pertaining to universities, protections of student privacy and data, and requirements for university officials. It includes case studies and a pop quiz.

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FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

May 21, 2017 | Northeastern University Law Journal

FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

This paper will address the limitations that FERPA places on educational institutions with regard to disclosure of confidential student information in health and safety emergencies, including bullying. It discusses different factual scenarios that may constitute a health or safety emergency, illustrating how educational institutions can establish bullying incidents as health and safety emergencies thus allowing […]

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