Special Education and Programs
Contact Information for CPDLF Special Education Director
PaTTAN PA Parent Guide to Special Education
This guide for parents of children receiving special education in Pennsylvania outlines how a child's need for special education is determined, how a child's educational program is developed, the responsibilities and protections guaranteed to parents and children, and the resources available to parents of a child with disabilities. This parent guide has been updated to reflect the July 2008 Chapter 14 regulations. This content was taken from the PaTTAN website.
Parent Guide to Special Education
Special Education Policy and Child Find
Educating English Learners
Contact Information for CPDLF Educating English Learners Coordinator
Information About Educating English Learners
There are more than 61,000 English Learners (ELs) speaking more than 200 different languages in Pennsylvania. The education of students whose dominant language is not English and who are ELs is the responsibility of every Local Education Agency (LEA). Title 22, Chapter 4, Section 4.26 of the Curriculum Regulations requires the LEA to provide a program for every student who is an English Learner (EL). The goal of language instruction educational programs (LIEPs) is to facilitate the development and attainment of English proficiency and academic achievement of students whose native or first language is not English. Without instruction in social and academic English and appropriate support for learning academic content, these students are at risk of losing the educational opportunities provided to non-EL students.