NS vs. Belle Vernon Area School District

Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer Final Decision and Order CLOSED HEARING ODR File Number: 18979 16 17 Child’s Name: N.S. Date of Birth: [redacted] Dates of Hearing: 6/26/2017, 8/16/2017, 9/21/2017 Parent(s): Parent(s) Counsel for Parents Pamela Berger, Esquire, 434 Grace Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211 Local Education Agency: Belle Vernon Area School District, 270 Crest Avenue …

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CC vs. Khepera Charter School

This is a redacted version of the original decision. Select details have been removed from the decision to preserve anonymity of the student. The redactions do not affect the substance of the document. Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer Final Decision and Order OPEN HEARING ODR File Number: 19160 16 : C. C. Date of Birth:…

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People-First Language

“People-first language” – What it people-first language and why is people-first language important to people with disabilities. One of the biggest challenges in the lives of people with disabilities is the fact that they are often perceived as being different, and might feel labeled as such by society. People-first language is a particular type of …

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JH vs. Commonwealth Charter Academy

Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer Final Decision and Order OPEN HEARING ODR File Number: 18768-16 17 and 19108 16 171 Child’s Name: J. H. Date of Birth: [redacted] Dates of Hearing:2 4/20/17, 5/3/17, 6/6/17, 6/8/17, 6/15/17, 8/18/17 Guardian: [redacted] Pro Se Local Education Agency: Commonwealth Charter Academy, 4050 Crums Mill Road, Suite 303, Harrisburg, PA …

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JH vs. Commonwealth Charter Academy

Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer Final Decision and Order OPEN HEARING ODR File Number: 18768-16 17 and 19108 16 171 Child’s Name: J. H. Date of Birth: [redacted] Dates of Hearing:2 4/20/17, 5/3/17, 6/6/17, 6/8/17, 6/15/17, 8/18/17 Guardian: [redacted] Pro Se Local Education Agency: Commonwealth Charter Academy, 4050 Crums Mill Road, Suite 303, Harrisburg, PA …

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TR vs. Commonwealth Charter Academy

Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer Final Decision and Order Child’s Name: T. R. OPEN HEARING ODR File Numbers: 18809 16 17 and 19109 16 171 Child’s Name: T. R. Date of Birth: [redacted] Dates of Hearing:2 5/4/17, 8/18/17, 8/23/17, 8/24/17 Parent: [redacted] Pro Se Local Education Agency: Commonwealth Charter Academy, 4050 Crums Mill Road, Suite …

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Protecting your Kids from Cyberbullying

Protecting your Kids from Cyberbullying In today’s world, spending time on social media websites is a part of the natural fabric of society. This is particularly true for the younger generation, who seem to love using the web to keep in touch with their friends and to interact with the people they know. According to …

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MB vs. Pleasant Valley School District

Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer FINAL DECISION AND ORDER CLOSED HEARING ODR File Number: 19032 16 17 Student’s Name: M.B. Date of Birth: [redacted] Dates of Hearing: 06/26/2017, 06/27/2017, 06/28/2017, 08/08/2017, 08/16/2017 Parent: [redacted] Counsel for Parent Michael J. Connolly, Esquire, McAndrews Law Office, P.C., 30 Cassatt Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312 Local Education Agency: Pleasant …

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MS vs. McGuffey School District

Pennsylvania Special Education Hearing Officer Final Decision and Order CLOSED HEARING ODR File Number: 18822 16 17 Child’s Name: M. S. Date of Birth: [redacted] Dates of Hearing:1 04/11/17, 09/06/17 Parent: Parent[s] Counsel for Parent Noah Geary, Esquire, 30 East Beau Street, Suite 225, Washington, PA 15301 Local Education Agency: McGuffey School District, 119 Main …

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What is Compensatory Education?

What is compensatory education? Compensatory education or “comp-ed” as it is often called for short, is a fund of “money” that a child can use to further their individualized education program (IEP) goals. Comp-ed is not cash, but can be used as a cash equivalent for educational items and services. While the permissible uses of …

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