Laws Regarding Education

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

Protects the privacy of student education records and applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Hawaii Rules & Regulations: Chapter 34, Protection of Educational Rights and Privacy of Students and Parent

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2004 (IDEA)

Provides federal financial assistance to State and local education agencies to guarantee special education and related services to eligible children with disabilities.

Hawaii Rules & Regulations: Chapter 60, Provision of Free Appropriate Public Education for a Student with a Disability

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 which builds on ESEA’s legacy as a civil rights law and seeks to ensure every child regardless of race, income, background or where they live has the chance to make their lives what they will. It requires SEA to have an accountability system that is State-determined and based on multiple measures, including at least one measure of school quality or student success and at a State’s discretion, a measure of student growth.

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SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (Section 504)

Prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities, public and private that receive federal financial assistance.

Hawaii Rules & Regulations: Chapter 61, Rights of Parents and students Under Section 504, Subpart D