The U.S. Department of Education has provided answers to questions that school officials may have had concerning the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records to outside entities when addressing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students.
This resource tool from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) supports state and local efforts by bringing greater clarity to the rules […]
This webinar featured privacy and legal experts from the U.S. Department of Education discussing answers to frequently asked questions related to privacy and confidentiality for IDEA early childhood programs. This […]
OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a guidance document in 2016. Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions provides responses to frequently […]
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) developed these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) […]
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 […]
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 […]
This 2014 letter from OSEP asserts that states may permit the use of electronic mail to distribute IEPs and related documents, such as progress reports, to parents, provided that the […]
This 2013 guidance details the Uninterrupted Scholars Act that amends FERPA to permit education agencies and institutions to disclose a student’s education records, without parental consent, to a caseworker or […]