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LATSHA DAVIS & MCKENNA, P.C. FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN ANOTHER SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE PENDING BEFORE THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. recently filed another Amicus Brief on behalf of our charter school and cyber charter school clients in a special education case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, K.D. v. Downingtown Area School District. An Amicus Brief is a "friend of the court" brief filed in favor of one of the parties to a case. In this case, Amici support the position of the Appellee School District as the Third Circuit reviews the Endrew F. standard and addresses what unique life experiences directly implicate the question of whether a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP) is reasonably calculated to enable the child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances. Given the new public education landscape which allows for the availability of school choice and a new mobility for children attending public school, it is more important than ever to apply the correct standard regarding the special education services that must be provided by public schools. In Endrew F. ex rel. Joseph F. v. Douglas Cty. Sch. Dist. RE-1, __ U.S. __, 137 S. Ct. 988 (2017), the United States Supreme Court announced a flexible standard for ensuring that students who receive special education services also receive a free appropriate public education. This flexible standard is consistent with the Third Circuit's meaningful educational benefit standard. The outcome of this case is of great interest to Amici with significant impact to all charter schools in Pennsylvania and the families and children they serve. Latsha Davis & McKenna continues to protect the interests of our charter and cyber charter school clients in filing an Amicus Brief in this case.

LATSHA DAVIS & McKENNA, P.C. TO MODERATE HOW THE COURTS INTERPRET "ENDREW F." AT LEHIGH UNIVERSITY'S 46th ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW CONFERENCE - FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Sarah B. Dragotta, Esq. will present at Lehigh University's 46th Annual Special Education Conference on the following topic: "The Aftermath of Endrew F.: The Progeny in the Lower Courts." For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah B. Dragotta, Esq. at: [email protected]

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at Lehigh University's 46th Special Education Law Conference - Friday, May 11, 2018

Latsha Davis & McKenna is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esquire will co- present at Lehigh University's 46th Annual Special Education Conference on the following topic: "Child Find: Knowing Where and How"

Recent Fee Increases for Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) Reports

In December of 2017, the Pennsylvania State Police ("PSP") increased the fees for PATCH reports as follow:

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Present " A legal update and training on Special Education in Charter Schools & Cyber Charter Schools." Hosted by MaST Community Charter School

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is presenting a legal update and training on Special Education in Charter Schools & Cyber Charter Schools on January 31, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM which will be hosted by MaST Community Charter School located at 1800 E. Byberry Road, Philadelphia PA.

Home Health Conditions of Participation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized new Conditions of Participation ("CoPs") for home health agencies ("HHAs") that will become effective on January 13, 2018. These CoPs represent the first major update to the rules governing HHAs in roughly 20 years.

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at the Education Law Association's 63rd Annual Conference (ELA) " Preserving and Protecting Legal Rights in Education." November 9- 11, 2017

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 63rd Annual Education Law Conference in San Diego on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel. She will be presenting on "Social Media: Instructional Imperative or Legal Liability?"

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at the Education Law Association's 63rd Annual Conference (ELA) " Preserving and Protecting Legal Rights in Education."

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 63rd Annual Education Law Conference in San Diego on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel. She will be presenting on "Supreme Rulings: Are Endrew and Fry Changing the Profile of Special Education?"

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at the Education Law Association's 63rd Annual Conference (ELA) " Preserving and Protecting Legal Rights in Education." November 9- 11, 2017

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. and Kevin M. McKenna, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 63rd Annual Education Law Conference in San Diego on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel. They will be co-presenting on "Social Media: Instructional Imperative or Legal Liability?"

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. to Co-Present at the Education Law Association's 63rd Annual Conference (ELA) " Preserving and Protecting Legal Rights in Education." November 9- 11, 201

Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. is pleased to announce that Nicole D. Snyder, Esq. will be co-presenting at the 63rd Annual Education Law Conference in San Diego on Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel. She will be presenting on "Supreme Rulings: Are Endrew and Fry Changing the Profile of Special Education?"

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