Addressing Attendance Barriers (‘Truancy’)

Welcome to ELC’s portal for all things attendance and truancy. Below you’ll find links to information, parent resources, and publications relating to attendance barriers, absenteeism, and the truancy…

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Center Students Over Profits in Chester Upland

In 2021, Chester Upland School District faces the potential outsourcing of some or all of its schools, The court-appointed receiver for the district is now implementing a court-authorized request for…

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Help Make PA Schools More Supportive of Immigrant, Refugee Families

…March 15, 2021. Welcoming Schools Campaign Student Surveys English: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-English Spanish: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-Spanish Mandarin Chinese: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-Chinese Vietnamese: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-Vietnamese Arabic: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-Arabic Haitian Creole: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-HaitianCreole Somali: http://bit.ly/Student-WSC-Somali Welcoming Schools Campaign Parent Surveys English: http://bit.ly/Parent-WSC-English Spanish: http://bit.ly/Parent-WSC-Spanish Mandarin Chinese: http://bit.ly/Parent-WSC-Chinese Vietnamese: http://bit.ly/Parent-WSC-Vietnamese Arabic: http://bit.ly/Parent-WSC-Arabic Haitian Creole: http://bit.ly/Parent-WSC-HaitianCreole…

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J.S. v. Manheim Township School District

…of maintaining critical due process protections in PA school discipline proceedings, especially for Black girls, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ students. This case will be argued on May 18, 2021….

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ELC_schoolfundingreport.2013

…recognized students in poverty may need extra supports and programs. If a state’s base cost was $10,000, for instance, and it applied a 1.5 poverty weight through a formula, each…

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CostingOut_PASpecialEd_2_6_09

…with a comprehensive review of available literature to identify education strategies that are likely to be effective. The strategies with appropriate research support were then presented, via an online simulation,…

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Glen Mills Complaint Exhibits – FINAL

…the Glen Mills Schools in 2013. The former college football player started as a counselor in 1979. But local officials, after reading an earlier version of this story online Wednesday,…

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ELC_DOJ_AEDYComplaint_8_7_13

…of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which is accessible online at http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu. 29 See e.g., http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/BSEReports/Data%20Preview/2011_2012/PDF_Documents/Speced_Quick_Report_Sta http://www.elc-pa.org/AltEdTestimonyKlehr2009.doc http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/ http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/BSEReports/Data%20Preview/2011_2012/PDF_Documents/Speced_Quick_Report_State_Final.pdf 9 years, however, the percentage of students with disabilities sent to…

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ELC_DOJ_AEDYComplaint_8_7_13

…of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which is accessible online at http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu. 29 See e.g., http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/BSEReports/Data%20Preview/2011_2012/PDF_Documents/Speced_Quick_Report_Sta http://www.elc-pa.org/AltEdTestimonyKlehr2009.doc http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/ http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu/BSEReports/Data%20Preview/2011_2012/PDF_Documents/Speced_Quick_Report_State_Final.pdf 9 years, however, the percentage of students with disabilities sent to…

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budget press release 2019

…poverty, children of color, children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, children with disabilities, English learners, LGBTQ students, and children experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit elc-pa.org. https://www.elc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Special-Education-Report-Online.pdf…

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ELC_SchoolNurseReport_May2013

…as well as school nurses and parents of children with healthcare needs. Based on this information, we developed a brief online survey which was distributed via e-mail to the Pennsylvania…

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ELC_AltEdPA_FullReport_03_2010

…in AEDY programs. Other recommendations could be carried out through some reworking of existing policies. Still others require legislative or regulatory action, in some instances along lines already taken by…

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ELC Bullying OCR Complaint redacted

…researching the District’s Bullying Complaint procedures online, PARENT returned to the Education Center and filed both a formal Bullying Complaint and completed an Intake Form at the District’s Office of…

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