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Julie C. Tolleson


Julie Tolleson is a graduate of Baylor University and received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Since spring 2016, she has served as Colorado’s First Assistant Attorney General for K-12 education, where she heads the team that represents the elected State Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, and the Colorado Charter School Institute.  Prior to her current position, Julie worked as General Counsel for Tucson Unified, Arizona’s second largest school district.  She is a frequent speaker on education law topics, with a personal interest in FERPA, student discipline, and tenure reform.


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NCOSEA Voice: What State Education Agencies Need to Know about FERPA

By Julie C. Tolleson

State boards can set the vision for sharing data to serve the interests of students, families, and schools.