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The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, Public Interest Law Center, and the law firm O’Melveny have joined together to file a lawsuit on behalf of school districts, parents, and two statewide organizations against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the governor.

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Current Law & Policy Education Law Center

(2 days ago) The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, Public Interest Law Center, and the law firm O’Melveny have joined together to file a lawsuit on behalf of school districts, parents, and two statewide organizations against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the governor.

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ELC Fact Sheet : Act 26 Education Law Center

(6 days ago) ELC Fact Sheet : Act 26. Act 26 is a Pennsylvania law which requires the expulsion for at least one year of any student who possesses a weapon on school property, at a school function, or going to and from school. Many students have faced expulsion as a result of this law. Review the complete fact sheet for more information.

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Fact Sheets Education Law Center

(5 days ago) The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, Public Interest Law Center, and the law firm O’Melveny have joined together to file a lawsuit on behalf of school districts, parents, and two statewide organizations against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the governor.

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Pennsylvania’s New Truancy Law (Extended Version

(9 days ago) Pennsylvania’s New Truancy Law (Extended Version) Governor Wolf signed new truancy legislation into law on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This factsheet highlights important provisions of the new law relating to the rights of families, and obligations and roles of schools, courts, and children and youth agencies. Key departures from the prior

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Fact Sheets Resource Type Education Law Center

(8 days ago) The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, Public Interest Law Center, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP have joined together to file a lawsuit on behalf of school districts, parents, two statewide organizations against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the governor.

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PENNSYLVANIA’S NEW TRUANCY LAW

(Just Now) The new law defines “habitually truant” as “having six (6) or more school days of unexcused absences during the current school year by a child subject to [the] compulsory school attendance [law].” Charter schools. The law substantially changes the way in which charter and cyber charter schools address student attendance and shifts

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2021 Back-to-School Guide for Pennsylvania Public School

(Just Now) The Education Law Center-PA (ELC) is a nonprofit, legal advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, dedicated to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education.

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School Discipline in Pennsylvania

(7 days ago) The law is not clear about how far schools can go in punishing students for behavior off school grounds and/or outside of school hours. If your child is facing disciplinary action for conduct engaged in off school grounds and/or outside of school hours, you may wish to seek further advice from a private attorney or the Education Law Center.

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When Must A Child Attend School

(Just Now) The law requires schools to notify in writing the person in parental relation with a child within ten (10) school days of the child’s third unexcused absence that the child has been “truant.” This notice: • MUST include a description of the consequences that will follow …

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Pennsylvania’s New Truancy Law Education Law Center

(2 days ago) Pennsylvania’s New Truancy Law. Resource Type: Fact Sheets. Focus Area: Ensuring Equal Access. Governor Wolf signed new truancy legislation into law on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Here is an overview of key provisions. Download PDF.

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Cases Education Law Center

(3 days ago) The Education Law Center has co-authored and filed an amicus brief, along with the Women’s Law Project, in a landmark bullying case supporting a former Philadelphia School District student who sued the district for its deliberate indifference to her gender-based harassment and abuse. Wible v.

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ELC School Funding Law and Policy Review Education Law

(3 days ago) ELC School Funding Law and Policy Review. Resource Type: Current Law & Policy Focus Area: Fighting for Fair School Funding Most of the law on school funding in Pennsylvania is found in the annual state budget, which is adopted by the General Assembly around June 30th of each year for the next fiscal year (which begins July 1).

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Attendance & Truancy: Your Rights Education Law Center

(8 days ago) Education Law Center’s press release in reaction to Pennsylvania’s new truancy law. School District of Philadelphia Attendance And Truancy Policies, Procedures, and Resources. This is the School District of Philadelphia’s site for all things attendance and truancy.

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New Analysis Overview of AEDY

(7 days ago) The Education Law Center-PA (ELC) is a nonprofit, legal advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, dedicated to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education. Through legal representation,

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Written by Education Law Center www.elc-pa

(3 days ago) The ELC is a nonprofit public interest law center working to ensure that all Pennsylvania’s children have access to a quality public education. education law center • 429 Fourth Avenue Suite 702 Pittsburgh, pa 15219 (412)-258-2120 • 1315 Walnut Street 4th Floor Philadelphia, pa 19107

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Analysis & Research Education Law Center

(1 days ago) The Law Center believes that important reforms are needed for Pennsylvania’s system of charter schools. However, it is important to note that the legislative process for charter school reform has headed down the wrong path. ( The following analysis highlights proposed changes to the law.

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Education Law Center Resource Tags Education Law Center

(6 days ago) Education Law Center Attorney David Lapp’s March 7, 2014 testimony at the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s hearing highlights significant demographic disparities when comparing brick-and-mortar charter schools as a whole in Philadelphia to the School District of Philadelphia schools.

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School Funding Lawsuit Moves Closer

(6 days ago) The Education Law Center-PA (ELC) is a nonprofit, legal advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, dedicated to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education. Through legal representation,

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Ensuring Equal Access Education Law Center

(5 days ago) Current Law & Policy Testimony: Meeting the Needs of Students who Experience Bullying in the School District of Philadelphia Bullying and harassment are pervasive problems across the United States, Pennsylvania, and in Philadelphia public schools.

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Professional Toolkits Education Law Center

(5 days ago) The Education Law Center is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of A Family Guide to Inclusive Early Childhood Learning in Pennsylvania. This project has been supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF

(1 days ago) state law. Ms. Campos wants to ensure that her children’s legal rights to attend a non-charter school in the District are preserved, particularly in view of the fact that the charter schools’ track records for academic results are markedly inferior to the elementary school her children are currently attending. 15.

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Education Funding in Pennsylvania: Inadequate, Inequitable

(9 days ago) The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. We use litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure their access to fundamental resources and services.

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Fighting for Fair School Funding

(2 days ago) The Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, Public Interest Law Center, and the law firm O’Melveny have joined together to file a lawsuit on behalf of school districts, parents, and two statewide organizations against legislative leaders, state education officials, and the governor.

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Money Matters in Education Justice

(3 days ago) This Education Law Center report details the race and class inequities in Pennsylvania’s school funding system, building on ELC’s 2013 report “Funding, Formulas, and Fairness.” Download the full report, “Money Matters in Education Justice.” Download the Executive Summary. Read our …

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Other Legal Actions Education Law Center

(1 days ago) This is an Education Law Center complaint filed on August 7, 2013 to the U.S. Department of Justice seeking an investigation into discriminatory placement of students in Pennsylvania’s Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth programs. The complaint cites four years worth of data showing a disproportionately high number of students with

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Charter School Law Resource Tags Education Law Center

(4 days ago) The Law Center believes that important reforms are needed for Pennsylvania’s system of charter schools. However, it is important to note that the legislative process for charter school reform has headed down the wrong path. (The following analysis highlights proposed changes to the law.

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Paige Joki Education Law Center

(Just Now) Paige Joki (she/her) is a staff attorney at the Education Law Center, where she represents students, conducts trainings, and advocates to address the individual and systemic educational barriers facing students in Pennsylvania.

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Report: Updating Pennsylvania’s

(6 days ago) Report: Updating Pennsylvania’s Special Education Funding Formula. Resource Type: Current Law & Policy Focus Area: Fighting for Fair School Funding Research for Action and the Education Law Center have released a new report that presents simple solutions to making Pennsylvania’s special education funding more equitable and adequate.

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Board Education Law Center

(5 days ago) Board. Susan DeJarnatt (Temple University Beasley School of Law) Latasha Harling (Inglis Inc.) Abigail Horn, Board Treasurer (Allegheny County Department of Human Services) Gretchen Santamour, Board President (Stradley Ronon) Albert Suh, Board Vice President & Secretary (Globus Medical, Inc.) Thomas D. Sutton (Leventhal, Sutton & Gornstein)

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Trial in Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit on track to

(4 days ago) Education Law Center, the Public Interest Law Center, and O’Melveny. The petitioners held a press conference live via Zoom at 1 p.m. on April 2, and . released a video about the case. Parent petitioner Tracey Hughes of Wilkes-Barre, whose son is a recent high school graduate,

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Lancaster Education Law Center

(7 days ago) The Education Law Center-PA (“ELC”) is a non-profit, legal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education. Through legal representation, impact litigation, trainings, and policy advocacy, ELC advances the rights of vulnerable children, including children living in

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Re: Rights of Transgender Students

(8 days ago) The Education Law Center is a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring access to a quality public education for all children in Pennsylvania. For over 40 years, ELC has advocated on behalf of the most at-risk students — children living in poverty, children

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What Pennsylvania Can Learn From

(2 days ago) Methodology Education Law Center staff researched each of the 50 states by: 1 reviewing information available on official websites for the legislative and executive branches of state government; 2 speaking directly by telephone with a top expert in education funding employed in state government in each state;

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ELC in the News Education Law Center

(8 days ago) Education Law Center executive director Deborah Gordon Klehr wrote about the history of school funding lawsuits that have been filed in dozens of states besides Pennsylvania. “We see from the experience of other states that school funding lawsuits have been strikingly successful at moving the needle toward fairness,” she wrote.

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Truancy Resource Tags Education Law Center

(3 days ago) Governor Wolf signed new truancy legislation into law on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This factsheet highlights important provisions of the new law relating to the rights of families, and obligations and roles of schools, courts, and children and youth agencies. Key departures from the prior truancy law

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Class Action Suit Against Glen

(5 days ago) Class Action Suit Against Glen Mills Schools and Pa. Officials Cites Abuse of Children, Deprivation of Education. Lawyers from the Education Law Center, Juvenile Law Center, and Dechert LLP filed a class action lawsuit April 11 in Philadelphia on behalf of hundreds of youth who were held at Glen Mills Schools, a residential facility located in Delaware County.

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School Stability for Students in

(2 days ago) published by the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, a collaboration of the Education Law Center, Juvenile Law Center, and American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. The Education Law Center-PA (ELC) is a nonprofit, legal advocacy organization with offices in …

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THE RIGHT TO SPECIAL EDUCATION IN PENNSYLVANIA

(5 days ago) The Education Law Center-PA is a non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization, dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a …

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What to Do When Your Child is Bullied or Harassed

(5 days ago) about how the law applies to a particular Published July 2019 Rev. 09.2019 Part or all of this publication may be reproduced if credited to Education Law Center. This publication may be downloaded at www.elc-pa.org. ELC’s publications provide a general statement of the law. However, each situation is different. If questions remain

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Philadelphia Education Law Center

(Just Now) The Education Law Center (ELC) has filed an amicus brief in Nicole B. v. School District of Philadelphia, et al., a case involving a Philadelphia student who was relentlessly bullied because of his race and nonconformance with gender stereotypes; the school failed to intervene and allowed the bullying to escalate from verbal harassment, to

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In victory for students, Court

(3 days ago) The Education Law Center-PA (ELC) is a nonprofit, legal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all children in Pennsylvania have access to a quality public education. Through legal representation, impact litigation, trainings, and policy advocacy, ELC advances the rights of vulnerable children, including children living in poverty

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Fairness in Discipline 9-09A

(1 days ago) and state constitutional provisions, and federal statutory law, make no distinctions for charter schools in this regard. In addition, the state Charter School Law, 24 P.S. §§ 17-1732-A and 17-1749-A, makes clear that most of the key state-law provisions on discipline – 24 P.S. §§ 5-510, 13-1317,

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Students with Disabilities Resource Tags Education Law

(2 days ago) The Law Center believes that important reforms are needed for Pennsylvania’s system of charter schools. However, it is important to note that the legislative process for charter school reform has headed down the wrong path. (The following analysis highlights proposed changes to the law.

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June 2016 Education Law Center

(1 days ago) June 27, 2016. The Education Law Center’s long-time advocacy for children in foster care informed new joint guidance issued on June 23 rd by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to ensure school stability and improve educational outcomes for the 270,000 children of school age in foster care.. This new guidance directs states, including Pennsylvania, on how to

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