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Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies (2004)

Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies (2004)This Guide presents a general overview of privacy laws and professional practices that apply to information collected for, and maintained in, student records. The document also provides an overview of key principles and concepts governing student privacy, summarizes Federal privacy laws and recent changes to them, identifies issues concerning the release of information to both parents and external organizations, and suggests good data management practices for schools, districts, and state education agencies.

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