A Fresh Look at FERPA


In light of recent incidents, and with another school year now under way, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of our obligations—and rights—under FERPA, the federal statute that governs the privacy of student records and information. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • FERPA 101: The purpose and basic structure of FERPA
  • FERPA 201: FERPA’s most important exceptions
  • FERPA 301: The metaphysics of FERPA in the electronic world

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