As part of ELC’s continued work to create positive school climates, a second conversation with Dr. Morris will be hosted in Philadelphia on April 4th. The roundtable will focus on the challenges Black girls face in public schools – from inappropriate pushout policies and practices to barriers to academic achievement.
Mar. 23, 2016
The Education Law Center’s Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr issued the following statement regarding today’s state budget announcement: Continue reading
Mayor Jim Kenney’s first budget address, delivered before City Council on Thursday, featured a number of initiatives revolving around “five interlocking programs” that will deliver the core services the new mayor said Philadelphians are calling for.
Mar. 3, 2016
Deborah Gordon Klehr, Executive Director of the Education Law Center-PA, issued the following statement in response to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s budget proposal: Continue reading
Mar. 2, 2016
State legislators are currently holding hearings regarding Pennsylvania’s proposed budget. Early next week, Appropriations Committee hearings will focus on education funding, including special education.
The voices of advocates for children with disabilities need to be heard. We are asking you to consider signing off on the attached letter urging legislators to increase funding for special education. This is a critical issue for students with disabilities who have been deeply impacted by significant underfunding for many years.