Parent Voice / Special Education

Call to Action: Did your child experience significant teacher vacancies during 2015-16/ 2016-17 school years? Public Interest Law Center would like to speak with you.

The Law Center is interested in speaking with parents/guardians whose children were enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia during the 2015-2016/2016-2017 school years in special education programs that experienced significant teacher vacancies (List of Schools for Plaintiff identification purposes) and who were not granted compensatory education related to those vacancies. This may include, but is not limited … Continue reading

Parent Voice / Safe Schools

The Aftermath: Time for an Emergency Procedure policy

This past May, there was a horrific bus accident involving eighth grade students, staff and parents of Charles W. Henry Elementary school. All 30 passengers and driver were injured when a car collided with the charter bus and eventually overturned on I-95. http://thenotebook.org/articles/2017/05/15/henry-school-bus-crash-injures-dozens-some-critically http://www.philly.com/philly/education/CW-Henry-bus-accident-class-trip-DC-critical-Maryland.html It is understood that this was indeed an accident. However, everything … Continue reading

Voices of the People: Our Vision for Our Children, Our City, and the Future of Public Education
Events / Parent Voice / Uncategorized

Voices of the People: Our Vision for Our Children, Our City, and the Future of Public Education

The educational experience and environment we envision for our children is diverse, dynamic, and democratic. We want our schools and school system to honor children as full human beings. We want schools that honor and support the experiences of our children, including true respect for and understanding of the need for trauma-informed and culturally relevant teaching and learning. We want schools that respect different learning styles and foster inter-generational learning relationships and environments. Continue reading