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Congressional Hearing Weighs Student Data, Privacy Concerns

Updates to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, are considered long overdue by those who assert the 1974 law lacks provisions for what are now mostly digital student record systems.

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Updates to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, are considered long overdue by those who assert the 1974 law lacks provisions for what are now mostly digital student record systems. While educational researchers and school and district leaders stress the need for comprehensive student data that allows them to track achievement, some parents cite concerns that student data will be sold or used inappropriately. (Education Week)

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