Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
James Rosenfeld, Esq.
Education Law Programs
Seattle University School of
Rosenfeld, Esq. is Director of Education Law
Programs at the Seattle University School of Law. In
this capacity, he develops and implements outreaches
to the local community concerning education
matters, including the presentation of advocacy training
programs for the parent community. He also
teaches a seminar on special education law and policy
and directs the National Academy for IDEA Administrative
Judges and Hearing Officers, which he founded at the
Law School in 2002. Jim came to the Law School as a Visiting
Professor in 2001, when he joined the Ronald A. Peterson
Law Clinic to supervise students in their representation
of parents of children with disabilities.
member of the Washington State and District of Columbia
bars, Jim is the Chairman of the Special
Section of the National Association of Administrative
Law Judiciary, reflecting his long interest in the
IDEA hearing system and process. He testified before
the President’s Commission on Excellence in
Special Education and the Subcommittee on Select
of the Committee on Education and Labor of the U.S.
House of Representatives, and has participated in
the Danforth Foundation Program for Federal District
Judges. He has made numerous presentations to national,
regional, state and local special education governmental
agencies and organizations.
is the founder of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys
and Advocates) and was the founding managing
editor of IDELR (Individuals with Disabilities Education
Law Report), the pre-eminent reporting service in special
education law. He has authored two books – Education
Records: A Manual and Transporting Students with Disabilities – and
for ten years wrote a monthly newsletter reporting
and analyzing developments in special education law.
He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from the University
of Florida and his J.D. from New York University School
Archive and Materials
is the recording
of the live Webinar conducted on March 10, 2010.
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Text of FERPA regulations
Department explanation of 2008 regulation
Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) brief explanation
of amendments to regulations (12/17/08)
Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) General Guidance for Parents
“The Privacy of Student Information – A
Resource for Schools,” National Forum on Education
Guidance on the Application of the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
(HIPAA) To Student Health Records (Nov. 2008), U.S. HHS & DoEd
IDEA Privacy regulations
Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Schools:
This is a model
notificaiton form from the U.S. Dept. of
Education. Available in HTML, PDF and Spanish.
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