Researcher Access to Education Records is Still School’s Choice
In mid-January, President Barack Obama signed into law the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to grant child welfare workers direct access to the education records of children in state or county care.
Obama Signs Bill to Speed Up Transfer of Foster Youth School Records
The Uninterrupted Scholars Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, paving the way for easier access to the education records of foster youths by their caseworkers. “The records of foster youth could not be easily obtained by the agency with custody of them, and that made no sense whatsoever to us,” said Sen.