A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.
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April 07, 2015
April 03, 2015
A Kaplan survey of college admissions officers reveals one in four felt pressure to admit a well-connected applicant who did not meet the school's standards.
February 12, 2015
Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.
July 30, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bill Wednesday that would tighten restrictions on the use of student data.
July 30, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.
June 02, 2014
The Education Department ramped up its efforts today to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.
May 14, 2014
Two U.S. senators today released a draft of a bill that would amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
May 01, 2014
A White House report released today recommends modernizing the privacy regulatory framework that governs how student data is handled.
April 15, 2014
Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.
December 03, 2013
The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.