The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances.
The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) announced on May 20, 2013 that it approved the Hawaii State Department of Education‘s (HIDOE) application for a flexibility waiver from certain requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This allows HIDOE to replace many NCLB requirements with a new Hawaii-developed school accountability and improvement system -- called the Strive HI Performance System -- aligned with the DOE/BOE State Strategic Plan. For more information about the newly approved Strive HI Performance System, visit HIDOE’s new webpage at www.hawaiidoe.org/strivehisystem.