Section 1: FERPA-Protecting Student Rights
General Privacy & Security Information
Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974
The Essence of the Act
Why Comply With FERPA?
Who Is Covered Under FERPA?
When Do FERPA Rights Begin and End for a Student?
Student Rights Under FERPA
Section 2: Education Records
Section 3: Protecting the Privacy of Education Records
Section 4: Summary & Course Certification
The foundation of the law is two-fold: students must be permitted to inspect their own education records, and school employees may not disclose personally identifiable information about students without their written permission.
Under FERPA there are exceptions for releasing student information. These exceptions will be addressed later in training.