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ERIC Number: ED493176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools. NFES 2006-805
Erlebacher, Frances, Ed.
National Center for Education Statistics
This guide was written to help school and local education agency staff better understand and apply the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects privacy interests of parents and students in student education records. The Forum has developed full reports on student (and staff ) privacy guidance, but a shorter document was needed to provide a quick overview and links to other resources when more information is needed. This guide defines terms such as "education records" and "directory information"; and offers guidance for developing appropriate privacy policies and information disclosure procedures related to military recruiting, parental rights and annual notification, videotaping, online information, media releases, surveillance cameras, and confidentiality concerns related specifically to health-related information. The following are appended: (1) Key Terms and Definitions; and (2) References and Other Resources. [This document was prepared by the National Forum on Education Statistics.]
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes