COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 | Special Education Law

Karen Edler and Jackie Esposito, attorneys in Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, P.C.’s Education Law Group, successfully litigated an Article 78 proceeding in New York’s Supreme Court vindicating the rights of three New York University (“NYU”) students, and returning them to the classroom. In what is believed to be the first reported decision of the […]

Everyone is nervous before a new school year, some more than others. Back to school anxiety may be greater than ever due to COVID-19 and all the unknowns for this upcoming school year. Let your child know that having butterflies is normal and soon enough he or she will settle into their new routine. In […]

Governor Murphy and the Commissioner of the Department of Education (“DOE”), Dr. Lamont Repollet, announced today that all schools will be permitted to physically open for all or part of the day for the 2020 – 2021 school year provided that New Jersey’s health metrics regarding COVID-19 remain low. To read the entirety of the […]

Karen Edler, Esq. will be speaking at the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice free webinar, Special Education Law and Advocacy During COVID-19, for parents of children with special needs on June 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. This webinar will address the basic legal rights of children under IDEA and New Jersey regulations in the midst of […]

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) guidance confirms that school districts may not legally require waivers of rights or consents to delivery of virtual services as a condition for the delivery of special education or related services during this COVID-19 public emergency. The guidance states that the districts’ actions in requiring these waivers or […]

Karen Edler was a panelist on NJ Spotlight’s Virtual Roundtable: School’s Out: Special Education During COVID-19 which also included the Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, the Director of the Office of Special Education and an educator from Pennsauken. You may watch this informative presentation here: https://vimeo.com/413142881.

Karen F. Edler will be a panelist with the NJ Spotlight Virtual Roundtable: “School’s Out: Special Education During COVID-19” today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The details and the registration link are below. To register for and attend this event CLICK HERE or contact Karen Edler kedler@pricemeese.com or (201) 391-3737.

The most common parental complaint since the COVID-19 State of Emergency school closures and implementation of “virtual instruction” is that students are not receiving their IEP educational and related services. Question: Is there anything parents are able to do about it in the middle of a global pandemic? Answer: Yes. As parents, you can take […]

COVID-19 Resources