School Bullying Shows Why Complacency is a Foe of Justice

This article originally appeared in The Legal Intelligencer.  You can access the original version here. One of the greatest threats to equality is complacency. Those who do nothing while witnessing injustice and wrongdoing, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, do worse than those who commit acts of injustice. Social scientists, too, recognize that complacency [...]

School Bullying Shows Why Complacency is a Foe of Justice 2017-12-27T15:58:51+00:00

Golembiewski Publishes Article Explaining Why Complacency is a Foe of Justice

Yesterday, associate Kevin Golembiewski published an article in the Legal Intelligencer discussing how complacency contributes to injustice.  The article focuses on complacency within schools, using a recent Education Law Center complaint against the School District of Philadelphia to illustrate the consequences of complacency in the face of wrongdoing. You can access the article, "Education Law [...]

Golembiewski Publishes Article Explaining Why Complacency is a Foe of Justice 2017-12-22T15:59:47+00:00

Black-Smith Prevails in Back-to-Back Due Process Hearings

Associate Morgen Black-Smith recently secured victories for two families in special education due process hearings.  In both cases, Black-Smith represented parents of children with disabilities who used to attend Khepera Charter School.  Alleging that Khepera denied their children a free and appropriate public education (FAPE), the parents requested compensatory education services.  The Hearing Officer agreed with [...]

Black-Smith Prevails in Back-to-Back Due Process Hearings 2017-12-18T15:23:32+00:00

Department of Education Issues Q&A on FAPE Decision

Last week, the United States Department of Education issued Questions & Answers addressing the Supreme Court's decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, 137 S. Ct. 988 (2017).  In Endrew F., the Supreme Court for the first time in over thirty years considered the legal standard for a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).  Endrew F. held [...]

Department of Education Issues Q&A on FAPE Decision 2017-12-10T18:19:15+00:00

PA Supreme Court Allows Challenge to State School Funding System

In a landmark decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that a challenge to the state's school funding system can proceed.  The decision is William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education, et al., No. 46 MAP 2015 (Pa. 2017).  The plaintiffs in the case allege that the school funding system violates [...]

PA Supreme Court Allows Challenge to State School Funding System 2017-12-01T14:49:57+00:00