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Harader, William H. – 1977
Three federal laws have recently been enacted in response to conflicts about the individual's right to privacy, the government's need for personal information, and the public's right to know what government is doing. Both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Government in the Sunshine Law are intended to make information about government…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Confidential Records
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Fong, Elizabeth – 1977
The Privacy Act of 1974 (PL 93-579) and guidelines for its implementation impose requirements on Federal agency personal record-keeping practices. This report presents an implementation strategy for the administration of certain Privacy Act requirements with the use of current data base management systems. These requirements are analyzed in the…
Descriptors: Agencies, Automation, Civil Liberties, Computer Programs
Kavina, George – Phi Delta Kappan, 1975
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Confidential Records, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brannon, Joan – School Law Bulletin, 1974
Explains the new obligations imposed on school officials by federal legislation on student records reflected in this bill under the Education Amendments of 1974. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Federal Legislation
Cutler, Marilyn H. – American School Board Journal, 1975
Discusses basic provisions of the Family Education and Privacy Act of 1974. (JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Board of Education Policy, Confidential Records, Confidentiality
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Groves, Saundra L.; Groves, David L. – Education, 1981
Reviews legal historical background of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), citing prior cases which established three major common law issues upon which FERPA was based. Discusses legal issues since FERPA's passage: status of private suits, liability and slander aspects concerning student reputation, privileged communication,…
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Disclosure
Sendor, Elizabeth – American School Board Journal, 1982
Presents both sides of the debate over whether to allow military recruiters into high schools or to give them access to student names and addresses. Emphasizes the need for a school district policy before students and community residents become polarized over the issue. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Board of Education Policy, Career Counseling, Federal Legislation
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Creim, William B. – Southern California Law Review, 1979
The Buckley Amendment limits the right of access to letters of recommendation only to admitted students and allows schools to request that applicants sign a waiver of their access rights. Statutory amendment is the best way to correct this "catch 22" situation. Available from The Law Center, University of Southern California, University…
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Applicants, Confidential Records, Higher Education
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Gluckman, Ivan B. – NASSP Bulletin, 1983
Describes the legal responsibilities of schools and colleges in the disclosure of student records, information, and evaluations, with particular reference to the impact of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Provides some guidelines to follow when maintaining or disclosing information concerning students. (PGD)
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Disclosure, Federal Legislation, Guidelines
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Brannon, Joan G. – School Law Bulletin, 1981
Summarizes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, considers the questions most frequently asked about it, and cites several court decisions that have interpreted the amendment. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Low, Alice M. – American Education, 1979
Discusses provisions of the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, which establishes rules governing release of information from education records, and the sections of the law absolving the school, in cases of child abuse and neglect, from the parental consent requirement when disclosing school records to appropriate authority. (MF)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Confidential Records, Confidentiality
Harrison, Charles H. – New York Times sec 12, 1977
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (known as the Buckley Amendment) parents have the right not only to examine their child's school files but also to challenge any records they consider inaccurate or unfair. Discusses Supreme Court action leading to the Buckley Amendment and parent rights organizations. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Handicapped Students, Parent Associations, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation
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Harris, Murray – Journal of Educational Communication, 1977
The federal Buckley Amendment, enacted in 1974, guarantees the privacy of student records. Guidelines are given school districts for implementing the law. (MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Privacy
Goldwater, Barry, Jr. – Journal of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, 1978
Presents recommendations to increase local and individual institutional responsibility and control, increase contact between individuals and institutions, put individuals on notice about information practices of educational institutions, introduce clear and firm degrees of accountability regarding handling of personal information, and give…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
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Schtaken, Steven N. – Journal of College and University Law, 1977
Areas of privacy protection provided by FERPA are discussed and related to: coverage of institutions; former students; admissions records and letters of recommendation; exclusion of private records, law enforcement records, and employment records from education records; student access to records; challenges to information in records; disclosure;…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Compliance (Legal), Disclosure, Federal Legislation
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