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Family - Parents and two young children.

This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Student Records in Pennsylvania.

Education Law Center

The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education.

The Right to Special Education In Pennsylvania: A Guide for Parents and Advocates [PDF]

This Guide describes the legal rules that govern the special education and early intervention programs in Pennsylvania for children from age three until schooling ends. (2021)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records.

FERPA General Guidance for Students

This guidance from the U.S. Department of Education provides eligible students with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This document is a compilation and update of various letters and guidance documents previously issued that respond to a variety of questions about FERPA. (April 2020)

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