Educators To Finalize New Privacy Rules By Year's End

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that it planned to implement new standards for student privacy and states' ability to share school data by the end of 2011.

The agency said in a plan for retrospective analysis of existing regulations published Aug. 22 that it would clarify the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to simultaneously toughen provisions regarding the use of student records while allowing states to enter their school districts into data-sharing research agreements in order to track the performance of education...
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