FERPA and Homeless Students: Understanding and Applying the Law
This publication from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty is designed for educators who want to know more about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law governing the transfer of, and parental access to, education records. The document provides an overview of the law and explains how its provisions impact homeless children and youth.FERPA and Homelessness: A Technical Assistance Tool
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA; 20 USC §1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Specifically, FERPA prohibits a school from disclosing personally identifiable information from students’ education records without the consent of a parent or eligible student, unless an exception to FERPA’s general consent rule applies. This tool from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) seeks to explain FERPA’s basic provisions and how schools can protect homeless children and youth while sharing educational information appropriately.Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools
This guide from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) was written to help school and local education agency staff to better understand and apply FERPA, a federal law that protects privacy interests of parents and students in student education records.
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