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Federal Links

Click on the subheadings below to access federal data management resources.

Federal Race/Ethnicity Guidelines

The Department of Education's 2007 Guidance on Collecting, Maintaining and Reporting Data by Race or Ethnicity. Also see responses to policy questions on this guidance.

NCES Publication: School Safety

This publication, entitled Safety in Numbers: Collecting and Using Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data to Make a Difference in Schools, is designed to be used by school, district, and state staff to improve the effectiveness of their efforts to collect and use disciplinary incident data.


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.  Use this link to learn more about FERPA and FERPA regulations.