During the 2013-14 school year, 24,504 students experienced homelessness in Pennsylvania, setting an all-time high for the state.
Our work in this area includes fighting against unfair residency rules that impact children experiencing homelessness and those in foster care, refusals to fully include children with disabilities, the failure to address language barriers affecting immigrant students and English language learners, and the denial of education to children in residential placements. With the rapidly changing nature of public education taking place today, ELC’s vigilance in protecting children against illegal barriers is more critical than ever.
ELC's step-by-step public school enrollment guide. Note: A child can be enrolled by a parent, foster parent, guardian, caseworker or...Read More
Education Law Center Staff Attorney Kristina Moon presented testimony on March 16, 2017 to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission on how the...Read More