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Education Law Center Releases “Back to School Guide” for Pennsylvania Students

The Education Law Center (ELC) recently updated their “Back to School” guide for families, students, and schools. The information now includes COVID-related considerations for the current school year. As students and families continue to face unprecedented challenges, it is important to know the proper education rights and protections available under state and federal laws. Continue […]

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Governor Wolf Dedicates $20 Million for Special Needs Services in Schools

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, schools all over the country have faced a variety of challenges in the end of the previous academic year that are carrying over into the new year. This negatively impacted many students, especially those with special needs. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf acknowledged this problem and pledged to dedicate approximately $20 million […]

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To Wear or Not to Wear Masks

Does your child receive services under an IEP or 504 plan?  Do you want your child to receive his or her education in the school building?   What is the rule on face coverings? It’s back to school time!  For many, this fall looks much different than last fall.  The biggest question on every parents’ mind […]

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Pennsylvania Health Department Updates Guidance on Wearing Masks in Schools

Earlier this summer, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the Order Requiring Universal Face Coverings. This stated that face coverings will be required to be worn in school by all students, staff, and visitors age two and older. With schools getting ready for in-person learning to resume in just a matter of […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Dedicating $28 Million to Public Health and Safety in Schools

With the COVID-19 pandemic still a looming threat around the nation, schools are still working to figure out how they can reopen safely in the fall for in-person learning. To help, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating about $28 million to postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers to assist in implementing public health and […]

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Will the Future of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education See Changes?

Over the years, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has experienced some trouble. After a falling student enrollment, a decline in state funding, and increased competition, it has been difficult to maintain the system’s 14 public four-year universities. After outlining these challenges during a virtual board meeting, the system’s chancellor, Daniel Greenstein, recommended a […]

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