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July 30, 2014

Bipartisan Senate Duo Introduces Student Data Privacy Bill

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

Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation

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

Ed. Dept. Issues Guidance on Access to Records of Students in Foster Care

The Education Department ramped up its efforts today to increase educational stability for children in the foster care system.

May 14, 2014

U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Strengthen Privacy Protections with New Data Bill

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

Student Privacy Laws Need Updating, White House Report Says

A White House report released today recommends modernizing the privacy regulatory framework that governs how student data is handled.

April 15, 2014

Arne Duncan Responds to Criticism Over Student Data Privacy

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

ALEC Ed. Agenda for 2014: Course Choice, Student Data 'Backpack Act'

The free-market-oriented organization is considering draft bills dealing with school choice and a state records database with academic information on individual students.

June 14, 2011

Data Quality Event to Probe States' Longitudinal Systems

The Data Quality Campaign plans a free online seminar on ways to use data from state longitudinal databases.

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