The Tennessean reports the first challenge is underway to a new Tennessee law requiring public schools to share student information with charter schools within 30 days of a request. The Shelby County Schools district has denied a charter request for contact information, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. In a letter, Shelby County school officials said, "You have requested that SCS disclose directory information which will be used for marketing purposes," which would be a violation of FERPA. "The outcome of the dispute could have wide implications for school districts across Tennessee," the report states.
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