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 learners, bias against LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming students, 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.
Act 1: New Tools to Support Students Experiencing Educational Instability Pennsylvania students who experience “education instability” due to homelessness, involvement...Read More
This report by Children’s Rights and the Education Law Center-PA, entitled Unsafe and Uneducated: Indifference to Dangers in Pennsylvania’s Residential Child...Read More