Services for Students in Private Schools: Updated Guidance from the Department of Education

April 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Services for Students in Private Schools: Updated Guidance from the Department of Education”, By Michael Connolly, Esq., Supervising Partner of our Special Education Department — For students with disabilities attending private schools where there is no dispute with the Local Educational Agency (“LEA”) – typically the child’s public school…

Expulsion Agreements: Why Parents Should Consult an Attorney Before Signing

April 2022 —  The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A., Lead attorney in our Northeastern Pennsylvania Office —  Parents are often not aware of the serious long-term impact an expulsion on their child’s record can have. When your child has been expelled from school, it can affect their acceptance into college, post-secondary programs,…

University Discipline and Mental Health

April 2022 —  Our Team Talks! The MLO Minute Video Version: “The Intersection of Mental Health and Student Discipline on University Campuses” Presented by McAndrews Law Offices’ Members: Nancy Potter, Esq., MLO Attorney and member of The University Discipline Practice Group of McAndrews Law, and Allyson McAndrews, M.Ed., Director of Community Outreach and Marketing The stakes…

Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

March 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)” by Nancy Potter, Esq. —  This week, President Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation passed by Congress that contains many provisions affecting students at K-12 schools and colleges, including grant programs, studies,…

March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 2022 —  The MLO Minute: “March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” By Alexander Corbin, Esq. —  In 1987, President Reagan recognized March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). The purpose of this recognition is to increase “public awareness of the needs and the potential of Americans with developmental disabilities” and to provide the “encouragement and…