K-12 Education: FERPA
Setting the Context
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA and Homelessness: A Technical Assistance Tool for NAEHCY Members
This NAEHCY document seeks to explain FERPA’s basic provisions and how schools can protect children and youth who are homeless while appropriately sharing educational information.
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National Center for Education Statistics
Read Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools