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Are private tutors such as princeton review/kaplan tutors subject to FERPA privacy (United States)?

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Are private tutors such as princeton review/kaplan tutors subject to FERPA privacy (United States)?

When there is a direct relationship between the tutor and the student or the student's parents, no. But if the tutoring is school sponsored or as part of a federal government funded program, it could be.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

(U.S. Department of Education).

Note that I'm implicitly assuming that particular private tutoring firms such as Princeton Review/Kaplan do not receive funds under an applicable program of U.S. Department of Education unless some other entity is financing the tutoring, but I don't personally know whether any particular tutoring firm does or does not receive such funding.

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