Increasingly, when students have difficulties attending school for any number of reasons, we see school districts offering on-line programming as FAPE, or as part of a FAPE. However, proceed with caution when a virtual education is offered to your child Read More …

Yes, it matters. In Pennsylvania, all children that are of compulsory school age must attend school. This means that from the time the child enters school, which can be Kindergarten, but which cannot be later than age 8, the child Read More …

#1 – Not Understanding the “NOREP” A Notice of Recommended Educational Placement or “NOREP” formalizes a school district’s educational program offer for your eligible child. A NOREP is typically issued in conjunction with a proposed Individualized Education Plan (“IEP”), and Read More …

Jacobson & John attorney Hollie John recently prevailed in a due process hearing against a Bucks County School District, resulting not only in a significant compensatory education award for the student, but also the rare Hearing Officer finding of discrimination Read More …

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, on July 21st, Steve Jacobson will moderate for the 4th year in a row “Snapshots of Special Education Law”.  This presentation features multiple attorneys, hearing officers and psychologists providing invaluable information on current Read More …

Pennsylvania special education law firm Jacobson & John LLP is pleased to announce that partner Stephen J. Jacobson has been named among the 2016 Super Lawyers. Part of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, Read More …

Pennsylvania special education law firm Jacobson & John LLP is pleased to announce that partner Hollie B. John will present as part of Lehigh University’s  44th Special Education Law Conference. The conference, entitled The Latest Legal Lessons of a Long-Lasting Read More …