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
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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
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.