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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.

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. 

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.

Extending the FFCRA May Assist Districts Trying to Resume In-Person Instruction

January 15th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, there are questions about whether schools can make it mandatory for their students or staff to get vaccinated.

US DOE Says Title IX Does Not Protect Sexual Orientation, Says Bostock Limited to Title VII

January 13th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, there are questions about whether schools can make it mandatory for their students or staff to get vaccinated.

Can Schools Make COVID Vaccination Mandatory for Students or Staff?

January 12th, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, there are questions about whether schools can make it mandatory for their students or staff to get vaccinated.

Right To Know Law Compliance More Costly as 2021 Begins

January 5th, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision addressing Agency obligations and the sanction provisions contained in the Right to Know Law.

Omnibus Bill Clarifies Transportation Subsidies, Non-Public Transportation and More

December 9th, 2020

Act 136 delivers two costly messages for public schools on student transportation. School Districts must continue to pay transportation vendors a portion of their costs even if they are not transporting students, and districts must provide transportation to non-public schools whether or not they are transporting their own public school students.

Governor Wolf Vetoes Pandemic Liability Protections for Schools

December 3rd, 2020

Protecting these entities from a liability “in such a broad fashion”, Governor Wolf explained, “would only invite the potential for carelessness and disregard for public safety.”