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Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at the Education Law Association's 62nd Annual Conference (ELA)

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. will be presenting at the 62nd Annual Education Law Conference in Orlando, FL on Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 10:00AM at the Buena Vista Palace by Hilton, Orlando, FL. She will be presenting on "Response to Intervention: Fidelity or Myth?"

2016 Education Law Association Conference - November 3-5, 2016, Orlando, Florida

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on November 4, 2016,

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium - October 25-27, 2016, San Antonio, Texas

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that on October 25, 2016,    Kevin M. McKenna, Esquire kmckenna@ldylaw.com will be co-presenting at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium pre-conference workshop entitled "An Update on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities: Practitioner Perspectives, Research Results and the Legal Landscape" from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Alabama MEGA Conference 2016

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder and Kevin M. McKenna has been invited to present at the 2016 MEGA Conference being held from July 12, 2016 to July 15, 2016 in Mobile, AL. Their session entitled: The Legal and Practical Aspects of Educating Students with Disabilities in Charter and Virtual Schools will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Battlehouse Convention Center in the Moonlight room B.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at Lehigh University's 44th Special Education Law Conference: The Latest Lessons of a Long-Lasting IDEA

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esquire will be presenting at the Lehigh University's 44rd Annual Special Education Conference entitled: "An Analysis of Charter Schools and Public Schools: Is It Just Me or Are Chapters 711 and 14 Really the same?" This session is intended to address similarities and differences among districts, charters and cyber charters in matters involving Special Education and §504 students.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at AERA 2016 Annual Meeting.

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esquire and York Williams, Ph.D., will be presenting at the AERA 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. entitled: "Culturally Inclusive Referral for Cyber School Students: From Pre-referral to Appropriate Eligibility for Diverse Students."

December Cyber Charter School Special Education Symposium co-sponsored by Latsha Davis & McKenna and West Chester University.

Latsha Davis & McKenna cordially invites you to attend the Cyber Charter School Special Education Symposium co-sponsored by Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. and West Chester University. The Symposium will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Cyber charter school attendees will be provided with a four-hour seminar on special education procedures, best practices and the legal nuts and bolts related to delivering special education in an online learning environment. Second, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from other cyber charter special educators, University faculty, and attorneys about promising practices and policy within the Ch. 711 and IDEA framework.

NBI National Teleconference, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:00-3:30 p.m.

**UPDATED LINK:  Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kevin M. McKenna, Esq. will be hosting an NBI national teleconference http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-70676ER%7C?ctname=SPKEM on  Charter School Law on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 (Eastern time).  For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin M. McKenna at: kmckenna@ldylaw.com.

Chester Upland School District Challenged Governor's Charter School Funding

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce an important victory on behalf of charter schools and cyber charter schools. On August 25, 2015, the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas entered an Opinion and Order in In Re: Appointment of a Receiver for the Chester Upland School District that prevents the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Chester Upland School District from implementing portions of a proposed Amended Financial Recovery Plan aimed at decreasing charter school and cyber charter school subsidies. After a two-day hearing in which our office participated on behalf of several charter schools and cyber charter schools, the court disapproved the arbitrary and capricious proposed reduction in cyber charter school tuition rates and held the initiative on special education funding to be wholly inadequate.

Court Rules in Favor of Charter Schools on Chester Upland Funding Plan

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce an important victory on behalf of charter schools and cyber charter schools. On August 25, 2015, the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas entered an Opinion and Order in In Re: Appointment of a Receiver for the Chester Upland School District that prevents the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Chester Upland School District from implementing portions of a proposed Amended Financial Recovery Plan aimed at decreasing charter school and cyber charter school subsidies. After a two-day hearing in which our office participated on behalf of several charter schools and cyber charter schools, the court disapproved the arbitrary and capricious proposed reduction in cyber charter school tuition rates and held the initiative on special education funding to be wholly inadequate.

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