New Rule Will Allow States and Agencies to Release More Student Data
By Kelly Field
The Education Department will issue a final rule today that will make it easier for states to track students’ academic progress and evaluate education programs.
The rule allows state and local education officials to share student information more widely without violating federal privacy law. It also makes lenders, guarantors, and other agencies with access to student records subject to the law, known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or Ferpa.