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USDOE Mandates Standardized Tests, But Does Provide Some Flexibility in Pandemic Year

March 17th, 2021

as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the DOE provided states with flexible options with respect to assessment, accountability, and reporting systems.

Good News for Local Business as COVID Restrictions Ease

March 16th, 2021

Due to the steady decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and the positive test rate percentage, Governor Tom Wolf has announced plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and other businesses.

How Are We Doing? Special Education Services A Year Into COVID

March 10th, 2021

Statutory obligations to provide instructional time and the accommodations and services needed to enable students with disabilities to access education remain in place. 

CHIRP Offers Grants to Assist Local Businesses Affected by COVID

March 4th, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf announced that $145 million will be made available to help Pennsylvania small businesses in need.

Equality Act Aims to Amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to Ban Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

February 26th, 2021

Bidding above the asking price and incentivizing with cash offers has become more common this year, especially with record-low interest rates.

Ongoing Pandemic and Declining Home Inventory Has Created Ideal Sellers’ Market

February 25th, 2021

Bidding above the asking price and incentivizing with cash offers has become more common this year, especially with record-low interest rates.

CDC Releases Guidelines and Recommendations for Returning to In-Person Instruction

February 12th, 2021

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eleased new guidance and recommendations today for schools getting ready to start full in-person instruction again during the pandemic.

Governor’s Proposed Budget Could Be Game Changer for School Funding

February 10th, 2021

Governor Wolf addressed concerns regarding barriers that Pennsylvanians are currently facing, and he emphasized his interests in focusing on Pennsylvania’s ‘unequal and underfunded’ education system.

Precedent-Setting Goodwin Opinion Holds Life Insurance Benefits Are Gifts, Not Marital Property

February 9th, 2021

Equitable distribution only applies to marital property, which is all property gained during the marriage. However, it does not include property gained during marriage through gifts.

Recent California Supreme Court Ruling May Impact Family Law Custody Evaluations

February 8th, 2021

A recent California Supreme Court case, People v. Sanchez, may have additional impacts on the practicality and implication of custody evaluations.