ELC and 80 other Organizations Urge Gov. Wolf to Maintain Educational Equity During School Closures

In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, the Education Law Center and more than 80 other community, parent, and child advocacy organizations across Pennsylvania called for an executive order and rigorous guidance to schools, requiring them to provide educational services to all children, including individualized programs to meet the needs of students with disabilities and appropriate supports for English learners.

In the letter (news release here), advocates express grave concern that children, particularly children with disabilities, English learners, and children living in poverty, will be “irrevocably harmed” if they do not receive adequate educational services while schools are closed due to COVID-19 for an extended period.

Your organization or firm can sign onto the letter here.