SUNSHINE WEEK: Courts weigh transparency, student privacy

In the past year, courts across the country have tried tointerpret the meaning of the federal student privacy law, known as FERPA.Several recent rulings suggest the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actdoes not protect the vast array of information about students that someuniversities have claimed.

<i>Chicago Tribune</i> files suit against University of Illinois over applicant grades, test scores

The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., after attempts to get previously redacted information was met with a letter of denial from university President B. Joseph White citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).