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Education

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School Discipline (7)
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Education Law: An Overview
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Education
Source: Cornell Law School/The Legal Information Institute

An overview of education in the United States. Topics include federal versus state authority, rights of students, rights of parents, special education, private schools and home schooling.
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Every Category Law and Your Health Insurance
http://www.insurance.wa.gov/factsheets/factsheet_d
Source: Washington State Insurance Commissioner

Questions and answers about Washington's "every category" law, which requires insurance policies to "provide coverage for treatments and services by every category of health-care provider." Summarizes the health plans and conditions covered by the law. Lists some of the types of providers whose services must be covered
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index
Source: United States Department of Education

"The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education."
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FERPA General Guidance for Parents
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferpa/parents.ht
Source: United States Department of Education

An overview of parents rights under the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA parents may access, seek to amend, or consent to disclosures of their children's education records. Topics include: access to education records, amendments of education records, disclosure of education records, annual notification, and complaints and violations.
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FERPA General Guidance for Students
http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/stude
Source: United States Department of Education

An overview of "eligible" student rights under the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). An eligible student is 18 or older or attending a postsecondary institution. Students may access, seek to amend, or consent to disclosures of their school records. Topics include: access to education records, amendments of education records, disclosure of education records, annual notification, and complaints and violations.
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