Other Resources for FERPA

Colorado AG Formal Opinion on FERPA

April 19, 2019 | State of Colorado Department of Law

Colorado AG Formal Opinion on FERPA

This report from the State of Colorado Department of Law, written by Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, provides general guidance on FERPA. Further, it addresses misconceptions about the law as well as what information Colorado schools may obtain from juvenile courts and law enforcement agencies to assist in evaluating school safety risks.

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Student Privacy Course

April 15, 2019 | Hawaii School Offices Services Association

Student Privacy Course

Through this course, participants will become familiar with topics related to student privacy. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires proper protection of sensitive and confidential information, including student information and records. FERPA regulations govern the collection, access and use of personally identifiable information. Anyone in the school who may come across […]

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New Lesson Plans for Educators: Privacy Rights, Digital Literacy and Online Safety

April 15, 2019 | Media Smarts

New Lesson Plans for Educators: Privacy Rights, Digital Literacy and Online Safety

This resource provides lesson plans for educators and students to learn more about privacy and digital citizenship as applied to the classroom. The three modules are titled, “Getting the Toothpaste Back into the Tube: A Lesson on Online Information,” “Know the Deal: The Value of Privacy,” “Privacy Rights of Children and Teens”.

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FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

April 15, 2019 | Iowa Department of Education

FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

So, what does FERPA mean to School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs)? What access do School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs) have to education records under FERPA? For what purpose? Can they have access to education records and redisclose those records to the local law enforcement agency? What responsibility […]

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April 7, 2019 | Department of Education

Department of Education: Student Information Privacy Review

The purpose of this review was to evaluate the adequacy of DOE’s ability to meet its privacy commitments and stated practices in accordance with generally accepted privacy principles (GAPP) and to determine the DOE’s adherence to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and DOE policies and procedures.

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FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

April 5, 2019 | Teach Privacy

FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

The FERPA Interactive Whiteboard (~5.5 minutes) is a highly-interactive computer-based module that succinctly summarizes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  This module is an ideal tool for quick and effective FERPA training.

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Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

June 7, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.

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