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ERIC Number: ED540737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
FERPA and Homelessness: A Technical Assistance Tool for NAEHCY Members
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Specifically, it prohibits a school from disclosing personally identifiable information from students' education records without the consent of a parent or eligible student, unless an exception to FERPA's general consent rule applies. Often, questions arise as to FERPA's requirements and how they affect the sharing of educational information about children and youth experiencing homelessness. Common challenges include protecting survivors of domestic violence, appropriate handling of directory information, and how to access the education records of unaccompanied youth. This document seeks to explain FERPA's basic provisions and how schools can protect children and youth who are homeless while appropriately sharing educational information. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. P.O. Box 26274; Minneapolis, MN 55426. Tel: 866-862-2562; Fax: 763-545-9499; e-mail: info@naehyc.org; Web site: http://www.naehcy.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974