Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Toolkit
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy interests of students. It affords parents the right to access and amend their children’s education records, and gives them some control over the disclosure of information in these records. FERPA does allow the disclosure of student data without parental consent under certain, specified conditions. The National Forum on Education Statistics has recently developed a guide to help school and local education agency staff to better understand and apply FERPA.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (PDF)