Fixing FERPA

Topics: Student & Child Privacy

June 27, 2024

This comprehensive series explores the current challenges of implementing the 50-year-old Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – the U.S.’s primary student privacy law – in modern classrooms, and proposes actionable solutions to revamp FERPA’s privacy protections for the 21st century. The series currently includes FERPA 101 FAQs, A Guide to FERPA’s Exceptions and Exemptions, and our first five recommendations for how FERPA can be improved.

How district leaders can use this resource:

Explore how FERPA’s protections are currently applied in schools and gain ideas for how they can advocate for FERPA to be updated to better protect student privacy.

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Jessica Arciniega, Morgan Sexton and Amelia Vance
Public Interest Privacy Center

This resources was created by the Public Interest Privacy Center.