Education Law Center
Newsletter | September 2014
ELC Stresses the Importance of School Nurses

ELC's Maura McInerney with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. (Taunya English/WHYY)
On Sept. 8, Education Law Center senior staff attorney Maura McInerney joined a group of school nurses and U.S. Senator Bob Casey to highlight the need for school nurses to support student health, safety, and opportunities to learn.

"Children are losing critical time in the classroom, they are losing instruction hours because they have to be taken out of the class or go home because of the absence of school nurses," said ELC's McInerney.

Sen. Casey announced during the news conference his co-sponsorship of federal legislation that would help school districts restore school nursing positions that have been eliminated in recent years due to state budget cuts.

Oct. 6 Campaign for Fair Education Funding Kick-Off
The Education Law Center, and more than 40 other organizations throughout Pennsylvania, kick-off the start of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding on Oct. 6 in Harrisburg.

The Campaign's member organizations include educators, labor, business groups, faith-based organizations, child advocates, charter schools, traditional public schools and representatives from rural, urban and growing school districts.

Stay tuned for more information on the Campaign, including how to become a member.
Thanks for Celebrating with Us!

Thanks to everyone who came out for ELC's 2014 Even at Crystal Tea Room on Sept. 17. We'd like to especially thank are sponsors, supporters, and the recipients of 2014 education champions awards: Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Bill Fedullo; Pennsylvania State Chapter of the NAACP Education Chair Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn (pictured) and the Stoneleigh Foundation.

We also want to thank everyone who helped make it a fun evening by indulging in our "selfie" project. View a selection of those photos on our Facebook page.

NAACP's Dr. Joan Duvall-Flynn receiving one of ELC's 2014 Education Champion Awards.

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