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What is a NOREP?

If your child required an IEP and you recently went through the process to obtain your child’s IEP, you will most likely receive a Notice of Recommended Educational Placement/Prior Written Notice. This form is also known as a NOREP/PWN. That being said, if you do not agree with the decision made regarding your child’s IEP, […]

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Manifestation Determination in Pennsylvania | What You Should Know

As you know, everyone is different. This means that not all children develop and learn the same. Unfortunately, schools are not always accommodating to individuals that require special attention. For example, when certain students have behavioral or emotional disabilities, they are oftentimes wrongly disciplined for “acting out,” when in reality, they are not behaving in […]

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Can I Sue a School if My Child Was Bullied or Abused in PA?

If you are a parent of a child who attends public school in Pennsylvania, you most likely worry about the safety of your child, as all parents do. Fortunately, in most cases, children in Pennsylvania are in good hands from the moment they get on the school bus until the moment they arrive home. However, […]

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IEPs in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

Many students throughout the United States require certain services to help them receive a proper education and reach their maximum potential. The being said, if you are a parent of a child who requires these services, you most likely have several questions about the Individualized Education Program, whether. Continue reading and reach out to an experienced […]

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504 Plans in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

If your child has a disability, he or she may require modified schooling so that he or she can receive a truly meaningful educational experience. Some of these modifications may include specialized private schools, extra time to finish tests/assignments, and more. That being said, if your child does not qualify for an IEP, though he […]

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Does My Child Have the Right to Wear Political Clothing to School in Pennsylvania?

Recently, a Pennsylvania high school student claimed they were suspended for wearing clothing in support of a presidential candidate. The student claims a policy put into place by administrators prohibiting political speech on articles of clothing is unconstitutional and infringes on their rights of free speech and due process of law. As a result, they […]

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How to Tell if Your Child Was Properly Disciplined in a PA School

Parents throughout Pennsylvania and the United States send their children to school so they can receive a proper education. When children break the rules or act out in some way, it disrupts their right, as well as the rights of other students, to receive a proper education. For this very reason, schools have a code […]

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Pennsylvania Auditor Calls for Independent Student Loan Advocate

Recently, a special report was released by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale regarding help for Pennsylvania students struggling to pay for college. In a set of recommendations, DePasquale called for lawmakers to create an independent student loan advocate to help educate consumers and push for higher education reforms. The report was titled, “Empowering College Borrowers.” “Pennsylvania […]

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Pennsylvania School Districts Required to Provide Transportation for Non-Public School Students During Pandemic

Previously, the Pennsylvania Department of Education stated transportation would not be required for nonpublic students during school closures that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in a press release issued on September 1, 2020, a change was announced by the Department of Education (DOE).  The updated guidance released by Pennsylvania DOE states in Section […]

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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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  •  What is a NOREP?
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