State and National Education News

Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.

Highlights in the News from WFIS


 

How schools are navigating privacy concerns in COVID-19 contact tracing

While many school districts have been collaborating with their local health departments, others are citing privacy concerns and refusing to release any information for fear of violating the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws.  But privacy experts are crying foul, saying neither law applies in this case.

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Other education news from around WA state


 

Other education news from around the US