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EdWeek Update: New FERPA Rules and Qualified Immunity

By Mark Walsh — March 28, 2008 1 min read

The next issue of Education Week will have these school law-related stories, which are available on our Web site now.

My colleague Alyson Klein has this story about the Department of Education’s proposed new regulations on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which include provisions about the sharing of information about potentially dangerous students.

And I have this Law & Courts column on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week to grant review of a case that will allow the justices to reconsider an important precedent on qualified immunity for public officials.

In granting review in Pearson v. Callahan (a case stemming from a police search), the justices asked the parties to address whether their 2001 ruling in Saucier v. Katz should be overruled.

A version of this news article first appeared in The School Law Blog.