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From the ECS State Policy Database: Students--Records/Rights - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Juvenile Records: A National Review of State Laws on Confidentiality, Sealing and Expungement - Although juvenile court has been viewed as a court celebrating second chances, many states fail to protect juvenile records. A state-by-state analysis of laws concerning public access to juvenile records, this report also provides a national overview and proposes standards to mitigate collateral consequences of exposure. (Riya Saha Shah and Lauren Fine, Juvenile Law Center, November 2014)...

State Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2014, and What Is Next? - As interest grows in state student longitudinal data systems, legislatures are playing an increasingly active role in privacy protection. In 2014, 36 of the 46 states with legislative sessions introduced student data privacy bills; 20 states passed 28 such bills into law. No state defunded its longitudinal system. In the next round of legislative sessions, bills building on 2014's provisions will be introduced, parents' roles will be expanded and many districts will get resources to build their capacity. (Data Quality Campaign, August 2014)...

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