Author name: Jessica Arciniega, Katherine Kalpos, Morgan Sexton, & Amelia Vance

Unlocking the Potential of Student Surveys: Navigating Parental Engagement Under PPRA

The Privacy & Potential of Student Surveys: Navigating Parental Engagement Under PPRA June 2024 Jessica Arciniega, Katherine Kalpos, and Amelia Vance   CC BY-NC 4.0 Following the switch to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, there was widespread public concern about student mental health as students faced social isolation and lost access to vital school-based services. These concerns intensified when the 2023 US Surgeon General advisory showed an alarming upward trend in mental health issues among high school students from 2009 to 2019, including a 40% increase in reports of persistent sadness or hopelessness, a 36% rise in those seriously […]

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Fixing FERPA: Strengthening Transparency & Confidence in FERPA Enforcement

Strengthening Transparency & Confidence in FERPA Enforcement June 2024 Jessica Arciniega, Katherine Kalpos, Morgan Sexton, Amelia Vance, and Casey Waughn   CC BY-NC 4.0 There is a pervasive myth among stakeholders concerned about student privacy that FERPA is not enforced––that it is toothless. This misconception stems from a lack of public transparency throughout the whole FERPA enforcement process at the Department of Education (USED). The public-facing parts of USED’s FERPA enforcement portray FERPA enforcement as weak, specifically due to the low number of punitive enforcement decisions and past systematic problems detailed in a 2018 USED Office of Inspector General (OIG)

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