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Understanding FERPA: How K–12 Schools Can Update Their Data Privacy Approach

Posted on September 29, 2019 in Articles | by

Administrators and educational staff at schools around the country understand the importance of protecting student privacy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, signed into law in 1974 by President Gerald Ford, created clear protections for student educational records, limiting the ways school officials can share those records with outside parties and ensuring parents retain access to information about their children.

FERPA is well known within the educational community, but it is often misunderstood.

Published September 2019 in EdTech Magazine.
Read the full article: Understanding FERPA: How K?12 Schools Can Update Their Data Privacy Approach

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