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State board members are no doubt familiar with the basic premise of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): A school or district may not share a student’s education record without parental consent unless one of a handful of limited exceptions applies. But what does FERPA mean for state education agencies (SEAs)? Why can states collect data without parental consent, and when can they share that data?


What State Education Agencies Need to Know about FERPA



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