The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act grants parents the right to inspect or review their child’s education records within a reasonable period of time, but in no case later than 45 days after they have made a request.  If parents ask, the school must provide explanation and interpretations of the records.  In addition, school units are required to provide annual notice to parents of their rights with regard to education records.  These rights pass to students once they reach the age of 18.