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Heather J. Hulit in Legal Intelligencer: Disproportionality Regulations in IDEA and Why They Are Not Effective for Reducing Bias

Attorney Heather J. Hulit published an article in the Legal Intelligencer arguing that there is a dual problem with the identification of minority students for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Policymakers have long recognized that minority students are inappropriately over-represented in special education, a problem known as "disproportionality" that the [...]

Heather J. Hulit in Legal Intelligencer: Disproportionality Regulations in IDEA and Why They Are Not Effective for Reducing Bias2020-11-09T18:15:47-05:00

Berney & Sang Wins Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case Vindicating Children’s Rights

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2020 Contact: David Berney; Berney & Sang; 215.564.1030; djberney@berneylaw.com  Pennsylvania Supreme Court vindicates children’s rights Holds that bullying victims have until 6 months after their 18th birthday to bring discrimination claims under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Philadelphia, PA.:  Last week, in a long-awaited decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that bullying victims [...]

Berney & Sang Wins Pennsylvania Supreme Court Case Vindicating Children’s Rights2020-09-22T13:27:10-04:00

Victory: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to maintain IDEA obligations for states

Parents of children with disabilities and their advocates pushed Secretary DeVos to maintain IDEA obligations for states during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, we won. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted March 27, 2020, gave the Secretary 30 days to issue a report to Congress with her “recommendations on any additional waivers [...]

Victory: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to maintain IDEA obligations for states2020-04-28T16:23:42-04:00

Heather J. Hulit in Legal Intelligencer: The Problem with Compensatory Education as an IDEA Remedy and the Solution

Associate attorney Heather J. Hulit published an article in the Legal Intelligencer arguing that the way schools distribute compensatory education is rife with delays and unexpected denials. In addition to the negative impact this has on children, it limits the capacity of special education litigation to deter schools from violating students’ rights.  She argues that [...]

Heather J. Hulit in Legal Intelligencer: The Problem with Compensatory Education as an IDEA Remedy and the Solution2020-04-01T19:16:30-04:00

Special Education in the Pandemic: April Update on the Philadelphia Public Schools and Resources for Parents

[Note: This page was current as of April 2020--Please visit the Philadelphia School District's website for current information.] During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, our public schools need to show creativity and perseverance to minimize disruptions to learning. This is especially true for the most vulnerable students, including students with special needs, who stand to lose [...]

Special Education in the Pandemic: April Update on the Philadelphia Public Schools and Resources for Parents2020-10-29T17:44:45-04:00
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