Thanks to everyone who’s been making calls and forwarding our email blasts on the special education funding reform legislation. The efforts are starting to have an impact, but we need to make sure our voices are heard.
The Senate may take up SB 1316 as soon as members return to the Capitol on June 2, so please [...]
The Education Law Center, along with 40 organizations across the state, has worked for several years to reform the state system for special [...]
Governor Corbett signed into law yesterday historic legislation to fix Pennsylvania’s broken special education funding and accountability system.
House Bill 2 establishes a legislative commission to develop — for the first time in the Commonwealth — a funding formula for special education that uses accurate student counts and addresses actual [...]
The General Assembly has done its part to help fix the broken state system for funding special education. The state senate unanimously approved HB2 on Tuesday. It’s now up to the Governor.
We expect Gov. Corbett to sign HB2 into law in the coming days. This historic legislation will establish a commission on [...]
The House of Representatives yesterday unanimously approved House Bill 2, Printers No. 537!
The House version of the bill has now been sent over to the Senate for consideration. (Please note that there is also an identical Senate companion bill—Senate Bill 470, Printers No. 411.) We expect the Senate to take [...]
HB 2, the Special Education Funding and Accountability Bill, passed unanimously out of the House Education Committee on Feb. 11. There were favorable comments about the support of the advocacy community. Stay tuned for more news.
House Bill 2 Printers No. 537 was introduced this week by Rep. Bernie O’Neill and was referred to the House Education Committee for consideration.
This has been placed on the agenda for a committee vote on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 11:00 AM in Room 60 in the East Wing (near [...]
The Education Law Center’s critical special education reform bill — SB 1115 — will not move forward in the state legislature. The 2011-12 session of the General Assembly is over. Special education legislation will need to start all over again next year when the new two-year legislative session begins.
The special education funding and accountability [...]
We’re so close!
Senate Bill 1115 is the legislation we have worked on together for almost five years, and it’s close to final passage.
The legislation establishes a new funding formula and accountability system for special education and children with disabilities in Pennsylvania public schools. The bill creates a Legislative Commission on Special [...]
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2010 video from Senate hearing on special education reform legislation
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