ERIC Number: ED435355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Compendium.
McDonald, Steven J., Ed.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), otherwise known as the Buckley Amendment, is an amendment passed by Congress to protect the privacy and rights of postsecondary students. Researchers seeking information about FERPA have faced difficulty in finding pertinent source materials on the subject. This compendium gathers together legislation, regulations, articles, letters, memos, outlines, sample policies, etc., that pertain to the interpretation of the amendment. Individual sections of the report cover: the statute and the regulations; the legislative and regulatory history; interpretive materials, including technical assistance letters from the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office; journal articles; outlines and memos; and sample policies and forms. Also included in the document is an annotated bibliography of selected additional materials. (JM)
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Educational Environment, Freedom of Information, Higher Education, Laws, Legal Problems, Legislation, Privacy, Public Policy, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Attorneys, Washington, DC.