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ERIC Number: ED508937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Western Policy Exchanges
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
In December 2008, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with the Data Quality Campaign, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) hosted a meeting of the West's key leaders in building state-wide integrated longitudinal data systems. Such data systems are essential to developing a better understanding of the mobility of individuals through K-12, postsecondary education settings, and into the workforce. Many states are engaged in or considering ways to build or enhance their education databases, but fewer are including workforce information in that effort. While there are many reasons for this, one of the biggest impediments is an incomplete or inaccurate understanding of legal privacy restrictions. Thus, a central purpose of the meeting was to address how states and state agencies can share data while remaining fully compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). (Contains 2 figures.)
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site: http://wiche.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974