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July 23, 2015

Lawmakers in the House Introduce Scaled-Back, Bipartisan FERPA Overhaul

After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.

July 23, 2015

Lawmakers in the House Introduce Scaled-Back, Bipartisan FERPA Overhaul

After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.

July 22, 2015

Scaled-Back FERPA Overhaul Introduced in U.S. House

The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.

July 08, 2015

Data Quality Campaign Unveils Resource to Help Define Student Data

A group that advocates for responsible use of data is circulating an infographic meant to define student data and explain how it is used.

May 15, 2015

FERPA Targeted (Again) in Two U.S. Senate Bills

A modest update and a radical makeover for the country's most significant current federal data-privacy law were proposed in the U.S. Senate this week.

April 07, 2015

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

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.

March 10, 2015

New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.

January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

November 21, 2014

Report Finds More States Collecting Data to Inform Educators, Parents

States must shift from a compliance-driven approach to a "customer service" based system when sharing student education data with parents, students and educators.

November 20, 2014

States Forging Ahead on Educational Data Systems, Report Finds

States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.

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