State boards can set the vision for sharing data to serve the interests of students, families, and schools. But doing so effectively requires an understanding of FERPA’s legal framework.
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Even though regulations to permit increased student data sharing under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act were revised a decade ago, many state education leaders remain uncertain about the types of data sharing they can approve. This reports brings clarity.
“A Tale of Two Federal Student Data Privacy Bills” measures the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (SDPPRA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) discussion draft across several areas – ease of implementation, transparency, penalties, data-technology balance, and restrictions on third-parties.