For Immediate Release: September 22, 2020 Contact: David Berney; Berney & Sang; 215.564.1030; firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Special Education in the Pandemic: Update on the Philadelphia Public Schools and Resources for Parents
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 the most from an extended absence from school. While Pennsylvania school buildings are closed for the remainder of [...]