Tag Archives: FERPA

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 […]

2014 Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop

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Conference: Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop Date: April 2014 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Michael Hawes, Frank Miller, Sharon Walsh, Ann Agnew, & Missy Cochenour This workshop focused on the implications of FERPA & HIPAA for Early Childhood Integrated Data Systems.  Participants developed data sharing agreements and learned how to engage external data users, such as […]

Confidentiality Issues: Addressing Questions about Sharing Data among Organizations

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This 2014 document summarizes a webinar on common questions and considerations related to sharing data about children (for example, when inputting of developmental screening results and other sensitive child-level data into a statewide database). Published by: The Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program (ELC TA) Confidentiality Issues: Addressing Questions about Sharing Data among Organizations (PDF)

Current State Analysis on FERPA and HIPAA Challenges to Accessing Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education Data

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Conference: Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI) Date: February 2014 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Donna Spiker & Missy Cochenour This poster presents multiple case studies from across the country to highlight promising practices about researcher access to state data and understanding of privacy and confidentiality considerations, and ways that data can be used to […]

More than Referral: Linkages between Early Intervention and Child Welfare Data and Improved Child Outcomes

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Presenters: Taletha Derrington, Bruce Sheppard, Ardith Ferguson, Christy Scott, & Kenneth Smith This 2013 collection of presentations discuss implementation issues and their implications for state IDEA data systems. Panelists from three states describe their states’ linkages and discuss how implementation issues have been addressed and how linkages have been (or could be) used to improve […]

Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

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Conference: Early Childhood Data Privacy Meeting Date: August 2013 Presenters: Robin Nelson, Missy Cochenhour, & Baron Rodriguez This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed […]

Data Sharing Under FERPA

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This 2012 webinar presentation reviews key regulatory changes in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) related to data sharing and summarizes FERPA mandatory provisions and best practices for written agreements. Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Data Sharing Under FERPA Webinar