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Education - Online Resources and Forms

  • Homeschooling in Pennsylvania

    In Pennsylvania, children between the ages of eight and seventeen must attend school. Educating a child at home is one way to comply with compulsory school attendance laws. This fact sheet from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides information on homeschooling guidelines in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet from North Penn Legal Services will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Rights of English Language Learners (ELL) & Families with Limited English Proficiency

    This fact sheet from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides an outline of the rights of English language learners (ELL) and/or families of students with limited English proficiency. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Sample Letter for Requesting an Independent Evaluation of Your Child

    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides this sample letter showing you what to include in your request for an Independent Educational Evaluation of your child. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Sample Letter Requesting an Initial Special Education Evaluation

    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides this sample letter showing you what to include in a request for an evaluation. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Sample Letter Requesting a Re-Evaluation

    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides this sample letter showing you what to include in a request for re-evaluation of your child. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • School Success for Students Without Homes - A Toolkit for Parents and Providers

    The Education Law Center - Pennsylvania provides this collection of “tools” to help parents and providers ensure school success for children and youth (ages 3-21) in Pennsylvania who are experiencing homelessness. The toolkit provides information about important laws and explains legal rights and how to use them. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Special Education Due Process Complaint Process and Forms

    Information on the complaint process, including the Complaint Form, which is used to submit a formal complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education. Office for Dispute Resolution (Special Education). Content Detail

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    Office for Dispute Resolution (Special Education)
  • Special Education Mediation and Forms

    Even when parents and school officials try their best to reach agreement on a student’s special education program, disagreements can occur. If this happens, mediation, which is a free, voluntary, and confidential alternative to a formal due process hearing, is an option. Mediation can take place at any time before or during the due process cycle. Mediation is not a required process and may not delay or deny a parent the right to a due process hearing. Information on the Mediation process from the Office of Dispute Resolution (Special Education). Content Detail

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    Office of Dispute Resolution (Special Education)