WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Education released proposed Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. With all 50 states committed to building education data systems to meet the September 2011 deadlines of the federal stimulus, the clarification of how FERPA applies to statewide data systems will be in sharp focus in the coming weeks.
If you are writing a story on these issues, Data Quality Campaign Executive Director, Aimee Guidera, or Director of National and Federal Initiatives, Lyndsay Pinkus, are available to provide information and insight to discussions on a wide range of topics related to the new FERPA guidelines, including how states can use data to improve education while also protecting student privacy. DQC can also connect you with governors, chief state school officers and other key policymakers who are leading statewide efforts related to these issues.
DQC has several resources that can inform stories on this issue, including in-depth analyses of each state's data systems, recommendations to clarify FERPA and an online guide to national and state privacy laws. DQC will also release new guidance around state strategies to protect the privacy, security, and confidentiality of student data at their national event on April 28.
For more information or to arrange an interview with an expert from the Data Quality Campaign, please contact Rachel Zaentz at [email protected] or (202) 667-0901.
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