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Sidbury, Benjamin F. – Journal of College and University Law, 2003
Discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Gonzaga University v. Doe, where the Supreme Court held that a person whose records were disclosed has no right to sue the institution for its violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Explores the decision's ramifications for higher education, including applicable…
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Court Litigation, Disclosure, Higher Education
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Pohlman, Katherine; Schwab, Nadine – Journal of School Nursing, 2003
This article is a reprint of the National Association of School Nurses' "Issue Brief" on Privacy Standards for Student Health Records. It distinguishes between the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HI-PAA), clarifies which of these laws governs the privacy of…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Health Insurance, Privacy, Role
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Khatcheressian, Laura – Journal of College and University Law, 2003
Discusses college and university obligations to collect, maintain, and provide information about foreign students to the government. Explores federal immigration rules relating to foreign students and examines the interaction between the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) regulations and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disclosure, Federal Regulation, Foreign Students
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O'Donnell, Margaret L. – Journal of College and University Law, 2003
Discusses the history of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Falvo and Gonzaga U.S. Supreme Court cases, and how universities might rethink FERPA in light of digital records. A discussion of Professor Lawrence Lessig's book "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace" is used as a framework for discussing institutional…
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Court Litigation, Disclosure, Higher Education
Elliott, Delbert S.; Grady, Jane M.; Heys, Landa; Ntepp, Rhonda; Williams, Susan – Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, 2002
Nationwide, schools, communities, parents and students recognize the continuing need to make schools a safe place, an environment where children can learn without fear for their safety. In the past few years, the available research on violence prevention has increased, providing legislators with important information about effective violence…
Descriptors: School Safety, Planning, Violence, Prevention
Ahearn, Eileen M. – 2002
This report discusses federal regulations requiring parental consent before schools access Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to students with disabilities. It begins by explaining that in 1988, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act allowed Medicaid to pay for covered medical services provided to Medicaid-enrolled children with special…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Doyle, Sara L. – 2002
This paper examines what exactly an educational record is. The definition of educational record is central to how the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are laid out. In order to gain FERPA protection, a document must be considered an educational record. To set context, the paper describes FERPA as an act stating…
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Disclosure
Daggett, Lynn M. – 2002
Congress enacted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in 1974 as a floor amendment to a comprehensive education statute. Until 2002, persons trying to understand and comply with FERPA were without guidance from the Supreme Court, which did not hear a single FERPA case from 1974 to 2001. In its 2001-02 term, however, the Court…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Court Litigation
Copenhaver, John – 2002
This manual is intended to provide schools with guidance in complying with federal laws and regulations regarding record keeping and confidentiality in their services to students with disabilities. Part 1 focuses on requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which ensures student/parent access to education records and…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Friedman, Stephen J. – Clearing House, 2002
Shares the history of a court case in which students are required to announce grades aloud. Suggests that a professional responsibility of teachers is to build trust between those who hold power and those who do not. Contends that peer grading can serve other roles, such as an opportunity where students can feel comfortable learning from their…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Court Litigation, Elementary Education, Grading
Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2002
Updates the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in light of two Supreme Court decisions in 2002: "Owasso Independent School District v. Falvo" and "Gonzaga University v. Doe." Suggests implications for school board policies on student records. (PKP)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rezmierski, Virginia E.; Seese, Marshall R., Jr. – College and University, 2002
Describes a study of the logging and monitoring activities of college and university system administrators, and its recommendations for handling log data. Reviews the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Discusses whether study results are consistent FERPA. Addresses the potential impact of the USA Patriot Act on university…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Disclosure, Higher Education, Student Records
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses Oklahoma case ("Owasso Independent School District No. 1-001 v. Falvo") wherein the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in February 2002 that peer grading did not violate the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). (PKP)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Privacy
Dowling-Sendor, Benjamin – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discusses 2001 U.S. Supreme Court decision in "Gonzaga University v. Doe" wherein the Court held that because Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) does not create federal privacy rights, students and parents cannot sue educational institutions under Section 1983 seeking damages for FERPA violations. Nevertheless, educational…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Parent Rights
Bailey, Kirk A.; Ross, Catherine J. – 2001
This legal primer on violence in schools addresses the responsibility of school officials to respond to undisciplined youths whose behavior threatens the welfare and safety of other children in attendance. It is broken down into sections that provide a brief overview of the key rules and guidelines for school officials and teachers in each topic…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion
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