Major FERPA Overhaul

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A proposed overhaul of the country’s primary law protecting student-data privacy is being circulated for feedback, offering yet another sign of the federal government’s interest in reshaping the legislative landscape around this hot-button issue. The “discussion draft” of a bill that would rewrite the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, was released by the bipartisan leadership of the Education & the Workforce Committee of the U.S. House. The bill is intended as a potential complement to-not replacement for-the pending Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act, championed by the White House.

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