Other Resources for Parental Rights

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

June 3, 2019 | Amelia Vance

School Safety & Privacy: An Animated Introduction

How can schools make privacy part of their safety plans? The Future of Privacy Forum’s new animated video explores some technologies that schools use or are considering, privacy harms that can result from surveillance, and basic steps to help districts safeguard students’ privacy.

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9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students* the right to seek to amend student records that are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise violate student privacy. This does not mean that schools must change a record whenever a parent requests it. It means that schools must follow a fair process by […]

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. Specifically, schools must Give parents and eligible students the opportunity to inspect […]

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Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

May 30, 2019 | 40 organizations

Principles for School Safety, Privacy, and Equity

Forty education, privacy, disability rights, and civil rights organizations released these ten principles for school safety to protect all students’ privacy, dignity, and right to an equal education. These principles do not replace carefully crafted policy and school safety plans. Rather, they serve to guide policymakers and education stakeholders on the role and importance of privacy and equity […]

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Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

May 22, 2019 | National Center for Education Statistics

Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students

This Statistics in Brief examines the level of parents’ involvement in activities in their children’s schools and the specific types of activities in which they participated when their children were enrolled in second grade. The report also describes the types of barriers to participation that parents face.

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9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

May 7, 2019 | Amelia Vance

9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students* the right to seek to amend student records that are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise violate student privacy. Schools can do many things before, during, and after the amendment process to ensure full compliance with FERPA. These nine items will help schools comply with the law and treat parents fairly when they request a record amendment.

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

April 24, 2019 | Amelia Vance

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. These 11 best practices can help schools prepare for even the most complex data access issues.

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