Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of generally recognizable information contained inside a student’s educational record. This law is for all schools K -12 including postsecondary institutions. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under various programs from the U.S. Department of Education.
Rights are given to the parents under FERPA gives certain privileges with reverence to their children's education records. These rights are allocated to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond that goes beyond high school. Students to whom the rights have been allocated are "eligible students."
For more information about parents rights by visiting the site (click the button below) of the U.S. Department of Education: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html