The Tyler Clementi Foundation has named David J. Berney, Jennifer Y. Sang, and Kevin Golembiewski 2018 Upstander Award winners. The Award honors individuals who advance the Foundation's mission of ending bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities. The Foundation selected Berney, Sang, and Golembiewski based on their advocacy in Wible v. School District of Philadelphia, [...]
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As special education attorneys, we have helped dozens of parents navigate their child's transition to adulthood. The transition is stressful. Parents must not only identify and arrange community supports but also make sure their child has the skills necessary for independent living. Thankfully, there are a slew of resources designed to help families with transition. [...]
This week, associate Kevin Golembiewski published an article in the Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania's premier legal newspaper, encouraging recent law school graduates to become special education attorneys. Here are the first few paragraphs of the article: You may not know what special education law is, much less what it means to be a special education attorney, [...]
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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 [...]