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This week, a Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer awarded tuition reimbursement to one of partner Jennifer Sang's clients. Sang represented the client in a multi-day due process hearing against the Perkiomen Valley School District. Based on the evidence offered by Sang, the Hearing Officer determined that Perkiomen failed to offer the client's child a free [...]
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled for a parent represented by Berney & Sang in an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) case. The case is Rena C. v. Colonial School District. This is the second Third Circuit victory that Berney & Sang has secured for parents in the [...]
Associate Kevin Golembiewski wrote this article. It was originally published in the Legal Intelligencer. Although the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education nearly 70 years ago, segregation is still a reality in our public schools. But today’s segregation is more subtle. It’s de facto segregation—the days of communities intentionally segregating students are behind us. So [...]
David J. Berney and Kevin Golembiewski filed an amicus brief today in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the Education Law Center, New Jersey Special Education Practitioners, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The brief supports the appellants in K.D. et al. v. Downingtown [...]
The Notebook, Philadelphia's leading newspaper on public education, published an article today covering Berney & Sang's appeal in Nicole B. v. School District of Philadelphia. The appeal argues that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act protect students from discriminatory bullying and harassment. It is a landmark appeal, with the potential to secure important protections for children [...]
Partner Jennifer Sang has been selected to serve as a panelist at the First Annual Greater Philadelphia Linguistic and Multicultural Disability Summit. According to Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, one of the Summit's organizers, the Summit aims to "bring together culturally and linguistically diverse disability communities for a day of dialogue, cultural appreciation, and action planning [...]
Associate Kevin Golembiewski is representing a child with autism in a special education appeal before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is co-counseling the appeal with Southern Legal Counsel, a public interest law firm based in Florida, and Alice Nelson, Esquire. The appeal presents multiple issues of first impression, including the proper standard for [...]
If this is your first child, chances are that nothing you do will be enough to fully prepare yourself. The good news is that’s okay. No one can ever be fully prepared. That being said, there is so much good advice out there to help you transition to being a parent as smoothly as possible. [...]
Press Release: Berney & Sang Appeal Ruling Denying PA Children Protection from Discriminatory Bullying and Harassment
Release: Appeal challenges Philadelphia court’s ruling that Pennsylvania school districts have no obligation to protect children from discriminatory bullying and harassment. January 29, 2018 Contact: Kevin Golembiewski; Berney & Sang; 215.690.1722; firstname.lastname@example.org; @k_golembiewski (Twitter). Philadelphia, PA: An appeal filed last week against the School District of Philadelphia seeks to overturn a Court of Common Pleas [...]