17 December 2008

Final FERPA on Emergencies

The U. S. Department of Education web page for "Federal Register: Final Regulations, Priorities, and Other Rules" posted the Final regulations for FERPA on December 9. The regulations take effect January 8.

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These regulations for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act are published by the Department of Education's Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. Prompted by the shootings at Virginia Tech, proposals were developed to increase flexibility in handling student information when health or safety of students and other individuals is threatened. The resulting changes and clarifications to FERPA include increased ability to share information with students' parents in some situations.

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