for Parents

Parent and Student Privacy Rights

There are a number of important laws that touch upon privacy in the classroom. These laws give parents and students a number of important rights. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the main federal law that governs student privacy, and the U.S. Department of Education has provided general FERPA guidance for parents. Parents have even more rights over the disclosure of “Directory Information” under FERPA. Learn more in the video below.

The ABC’s of Student Directory Information¬†(U.S. Department of Education PTAC)