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National Archives and Records Administration, 2008
The Secretary amends our regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act. These amendments are needed to implement a provision of the USA Patriot Act and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which added new exceptions permitting the disclosure of …
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Privacy, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
McBain, Lesley – American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2008
The complex issues of promoting student mental health, privacy and public safety, and the balance among them, weigh on the minds of institutional leaders, educational policymakers, and local, state and federal officials. American campuses have a proud history of intellectual freedom, openness and public accessibility to their communities. However,…
Descriptors: Privacy, School Security, Safety, Mental Health
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Graham, Richard; Hall, Richard; Gilmer, W. Gerry – Education and the Law, 2008
Misunderstanding of privacy laws and regulations impedes appropriate information sharing by post-secondary educational institutions under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 ("FERPA"). Post-Virginia Tech regulatory amendments allow institutions to "connect the dots" regarding a student's behavior and to be…
Descriptors: Colleges, Privacy, Information Dissemination, Federal Legislation
Conger, Sharmila Basu – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008
Student achievement depends upon successful passage through a series of transitions: elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, high school to college. Increasing the efficiency of successful transitions requires the collection and analysis of student data across these transition points. Yet long-standing separations between…
Descriptors: Data, State Programs, Information Systems, Academic Achievement
Fetter-Harrott, Allison; Steketee, Amy M.; Dare, Mary – District Administration, 2008
Administrators in public schools are undoubtedly familiar with their duties under federal law to serve students with disabilities in the educational program. Far fewer, however, are aware of their legal obligations to these same students in after-school athletics and extracurricular activities. Are students with disabilities entitled to…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Extracurricular Activities, Body Composition, Federal Legislation
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Schoenecker, Craig; Reeves, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter describes the National Student Clearinghouse and discusses opportunities and challenges for tracking community college students. It also presents a system perspective on using clearinghouse data to promote more comprehensive student and graduate tracking. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Transfer Rates (College), Clearinghouses, Nonprofit Organizations, Community Colleges
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Rosenblatt, Joel – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2008
Computer security is one of the most complicated and challenging fields in technology today. A security metrics program provides a major benefit: looking at the metrics on a regular basis offers early clues to changes in attack patterns or environmental factors that may require changes in security strategy. The term "security metrics"…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Privacy, Compliance (Legal), Computer Security
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Cutright, Marc – New Directions for Higher Education, 2008
In this chapter, the author addresses one important issue of contemporary campus life: parental involvement in the lives of today's college students. There seems to be broad consensus that the institution-parent relationship is changing, and at its most extreme manifestations presents the helicopter parent phenomenon. However, it is important not…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, College Students, Parent Student Relationship, Higher Education
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
New regulations may expand the thicket of student-privacy law, but the U.S. Department of Education hopes that an in-depth guide will help colleges and universities find their way. Last week the department released new rules on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Ferpa), which governs the disclosure of student records. The regulations…
Descriptors: Student Records, Schools of Education, Safety, Privacy
Lange, Cheryl M.; Ahearn, Eileen M.; Giovannetti, Elizabeth A.; Rhim, Lauren Morando; Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner – National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2008
The organization and format of this primer which is designed for state officials differs from the other two in this series based on the recommendations of the state officials who participated in the Special Education Technical Assistance for Charter Schools (SPEDTACS) Project state team meetings convened to assist in the development of the set of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Special Education, Technical Assistance, State Officials
Rhim, Lauren Morando; Ahearn, Eileen M.; Giovannetti, Elizabeth A.; Lange, Cheryl M.; Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner – National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2008
The purpose of this document is to provide charter school authorizers with targeted technical assistance related to special education in charter schools. Charter school laws are unique to each state, and they provide a wide range of policies and practices for the hundred of authorizers chartering schools nationally. As a result, providing…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Stakeholders, Special Education, Technical Assistance
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Repetto, Jeanne B.; Gibson, Robert W.; Lubbers, Joyce H.; Gritz, Sheila; Reiss, John – Remedial and Special Education, 2008
The increase in the number of students with disabilities and special health care needs and their need for health care transition (HCT) creates opportunity for education and health services professionals to work together. In response to this opportunity, the authors developed an HCT teaching module for 6th to 12th graders. A concern that surfaced…
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Self Efficacy, Individualized Transition Plans, Health Services
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Maxwell, Christopher J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
In late 2002 the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Purdue University began to seriously consider building a Web-based reporting system. Purdue had launched its first strategic plan the previous year and was under the leadership of a very data-driven president; unit-level (colleges, schools, administrative areas, departments, majors) data…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Case Studies, Graduation Rate
Smith, Nancy J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2008
As of the 2007 Data Quality Campaign annual survey, 22 states reported having the ability to share P-12 student-level data with higher education systems. With the ability to match student-level records between P-12 and postsecondary systems, policymakers and educators will be able to obtain data for strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Last month several news organizations reported on the emergence of "fusion centers"--vast data clearinghouses, operated by state law-enforcement agencies, that can instantly call up key personal information on anyone: telephone numbers, insurance records, family ties, and much more. Architects of the fusion centers say they are a…
Descriptors: Databases, Privacy, Student Records, Federal Legislation
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