Educational Law (EL)

PA Department of Education
This website provides you with all the information you need regarding the process and requirements to become a teacher in PA. It also allows you to check your certification status and what background checks are required. It keeps you updated on the latest information regarding education including, laws, regulations and the budget.

Wrights Law
This site has information related to federal law specific to students with disabilities and schools. Containing specific information on the implementation of IDEA and Section 504, this site is continuously updated with the outcomes of court decisions that impact children with disabilities. DON’T MISS: IDEA 2004.

PaTTAN
“The mission of Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.”

As such, this site is the “link” between PA special education regulations and schools, providing information specific to special education in Pennsylvania. Access requires you to register for free.