Moving To A New Location

Revised October 2010Moving to a new location can sure disrupt your life! For any family this can be a time of chaos. There is the adventure of newness but also a maddening confusion. Everything and everyone is certainly somewhere, but where? You have to find new grocery stores, new roads, new schools, and new doctors. You have to unpack and reorganize your home and your daily routine. You have to make new friends, meet new neighbors, and establish … [Read more...]

Confidentiality and Access to Student Records

December 2010 In Spanish | En español IDEA and other federal laws protect the confidentiality of your child's education records. These safeguards address the following three aspects: the use of personally identifiable information; who may have access to your child's records; and the rights of parents to inspect their child's education records and request that these be amended to correct information that is misleading or inaccurate, … [Read more...]

Module 17: Introduction to Procedural Safeguards

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with DisabilitiesAugust 2007**Este módulo está disponible en español: Introducción a las Garantías ProcesalesProcedural safeguards are an integral part of IDEA's requirements. They represent guarantees for parents and their child with disabilities, as well as offer both school and parents a variety of options for resolving any disagreements. Module 17 provides … [Read more...]

Student data privacy

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records in the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). A product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences.http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2011601 … [Read more...]

Final amendments to FERPA

On December 2, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education published the final amendments to the regulations for implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the Federal Register. FERPA is meant to protect the privacy of education records while allowing for the effective use of data. The Federal Register notice can be accessed at: http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-30683   … [Read more...]

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