Data Sharing

Guidance and Best Practices

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices

This document addresses privacy and security considerations relating to computer software, mobile applications (apps), and web-based tools provided by a third-party to a school or district that students and/or their parents access via the Internet and use as part of a school activity. Examples include online services that students use to access class readings, to view their learning progression, to watch video demonstrations, to comment on class activities, or to complete their homework.

Guidance and Best Practices
Letters

Joint FERPA Letter with ED HHS regarding Uninterrupted Scholars Act

This letter written to Chief State School Officers and State Child Welfare Directors between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education describes the Uninterrupted Scholars Act and its impact on data sharing between education and health and human service agencies.

Letters

Letter from LeRoy S. Rooker, Director-Family Policy Compliance Office re: applicability of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to the reporting requirements of the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit

Letter in response to a request for opinion from the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service regarding the applicability of FERPA to the reporting requirements of the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit.