This information is designed to help parents and students with their questions about the collection and use of education data. Education data are governed by state law (Minnesota Statutes, section 13.32). Education data are also governed by federal law such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its federal regulations.
Note: Minnesota law uses the phrase "educational data" to describe data related to students maintained by a public school and federal law uses the phrase "education records". This page uses the phrase "education data" to refer to both the federal and state laws.