Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key points of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

 

RECENTLY RELEASED DOCUMENTS

08/28/2015 - Checklist for Developing School District Privacy Programs
08/25/2015 - Responsibilities of Third-Party Service
                     Providers under FERPA
08/24/2015 - Contractor Responsibilities under the FERPA’s
                     Audit or Evaluation Exception
08/24/2015 - Policies for Users of Student Data Checklist
08/18/2015 - Dear Colleague Letter to School Officials at
                     Institutions of Higher Education

 

 

 

MOST REQUESTED DOCUMENTS

1) Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services
2) Transparency Best Practices
3) FERPA Exceptions Summary
4) Best Practices for Data Destruction
5) FERPA/IDEA Cross-Walk

 

Parents and Students: Learn more about the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO)

Send a Request to PTAC: Send a request now to the Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Service Offerings

 

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The Purpose of PTAC

The U.S. Department of Education established the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a “one-stop” resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems and other uses of student data. PTAC provides timely information and updated guidance on privacy, confidentiality, and security practices through a variety of resources, including training materials and opportunities to receive direct assistance with privacy, security, and confidentiality of student data systems.  MORE

 

Training Videos

PTAC has deployed the following videos to help inform the education community about the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Each of these videos is approximately 30 minutes long, and is intended as basic training for education officials, teachers, and staff at state and local education agencies and institutions.

FERPA 101: For Local Education Agencies

This video provides an overview of FERPA in the context of K-1 education.

FERPA 101: For College and University

This video training provides an overview of FERPA in the context of postsecondary education.

FERPA 201: Data Sharing under FERPA

This video training is designed to help staff and officials at educational agencies and institutions understand their responsibilities around sharing PII and other sensitive information from education records.

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Webinars

Intersection of FERPA and IDEA Confidentiality Provisions Webinar

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PTAC-New Guidance: Disclosure Avoidance & Limiting Access to PII

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How Schools Can Share Information about Foster Children with Child Welfare Agencies Webinar

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Data Sharing Under FERPA

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FERPA for Colleges and Universities

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