Why We're Here
Education is changing. New technologies are allowing information to flow within schools and beyond, enabling new learning environments and new tools to understand and improve the way teachers teach and students learn. Schools and the service providers supporting education must ensure that they maintain responsible privacy practices to safeguard student data.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, is the main federal law that deals with privacy in schools, but there are a host of other laws, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding education privacy.
FERPA|SHERPA aims to provide service providers, parents, school officials, and policymakers with easy access to those materials to help guide responsible uses of student's data. We have recently updated FERPA|SHERPA to include new resources to help ed tech companies address security challenges and satisfy the Student Privacy Pledge.