Category Archives: Dept. of Education

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FERPA and IDEA Confidentiality Requirements

Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Ross Lemke, Sharon Walsh, & Jennifer Tschantz This presentation discusses privacy provisions under IDEA Part C and Part B and FERPA. It covers basics surrounding protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and […]

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The U.S. Department of Education now offers a page of resources related to Pay for Success, including links to Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and White House resources, a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, fact sheets and blogs, and links to information on Pay for Success projects in the U.S. U.S. Department of […]

National Evaluation Webinar Series

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A joint collaboration of NCSI, ECTA, IDC, DaSy, and OSEP, webinars on January 14th and 21st, 2016 addressed evaluation planning in the context of the Phase II of the SSIP. The webinars included clarification of OSEP Phase II requirements, development of a quality evaluation plan, and the process of moving from a theory of action […]

FERPA General Guidance for Parents

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This guidance provides parents with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The document is a compilation and update of various letters and guidance documents previously issued that respond to a variety of questions about FERPA. FERPA General Guidance for Parents FERPA General Guidance for Parents (PDF)

2015 Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop

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Conference: Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop Date: February 2015 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Joyce Popp, Sharon Walsh, Robin Nelson, & Missy Cochenour This presentation is focused on the privacy and security of data in the early childhood sector. State teams were invited to participate in an all-day training where they learned about FERPA […]

IDEA and FERPA Confidentiality Provisions

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This 2014 document is a side-by-side comparison of the legal provisions and definitions in IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C and FERPA. It is intended to help differentiate these statutes and provide comparisons for the shared definitions. Published by: U.S. Department of Education FERPA/IDEA Cross-Walk

Joint Letter and Guidance with OSERS FPCO on FERPA Amendments by the Uninterrupted Scholars Act

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This 2014 letter provides guidance on the amendments to FERPA by the Uninterrupted Scholars Act that permit educational agencies and institutions to disclose education records of students in foster care to State and county social service agencies or child welfare agencies. The statute also amended the requirement that educational agencies and institutions notify parents before […]