The Uninterrupted Scholars Act: What Advocates Should Know.
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education.
Published: April 2013
ABA Child Law Practice
Vol. 32, No. 3 , p. 59
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This article explains the Uninterrupted Scholars Act makes two key changes to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act: it creates a new exception that makes it easier for school to release a child's education records to child welfare agencies without prior written consent of the parents, and eliminates the requirement that education agencies notify parents before education resources are released pursuant to a court order to any individual, when the parent is a party to the case where that order was issued. 2 references.
records; schools; child welfare agencies; foster children; child placement; educational programs; federal laws