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EDUCATION LAW UPDATE

 

Update Nº 1 
November 2015

Bullying and Your Child’s Right to a Free Appropriate Public Education


Free Appropriate Public Education Denied: Imagine that you are a twelve-year-old student with a learning disability. No question, your daily ability to learn presents challenges. Now, add another obstacle to your ability to learn, bullying. Students ridicule you daily. Your classmates physically push you and they exclude you from your peer groups. When you are assigned to work on a group project, other students refuse to touch the pencil you have used. On one occasion, a fellow classmate refuses to hand in your paper to be graded. On another occasion, you attempt to participate in class discussion, but the other children laugh at you. You walk past your classmates, only for one of them to stick out their foot to trip you. Your teacher blames you for being tripped and requests that you not disrupt the class.Under this constant torment, you are unable to focus, as your learning environment becomes increasingly hostile.

The bullies make school a place where you cannot learn...
Continue Reading About Bullying

Use of Physical Restraints in School


22 Pa. Code Chapter 14.133 provides for the limited circumstances under which restraints are allowed to be used in Pennsylvania.

Restraints to control acute of episodic aggressive or self-injurious behavior may be used only when the student is acting in a manner as to be a clear and present danger to himself, to other students or to employees, and only when less restrictive measures and techniques have proven to be or are less effective...
Continue Reading About Physical Restraints

IN OTHER FIRM NEWS:

Montgomery Law welcomes Zachary Meinen, Esq. as of counsel to the Firm. 
Click here to meet Zach.

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Special Education Laws Made Simple

Date: Monday, December 14, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location:
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West
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Philadelphia, PA 19131 
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