and Outs of Compensatory Education for Students with Disabilities
Law Center – PA
Lowman, Esq., (left) is an attorney and Director of Client
Services and Training at the Education Law Center-PA
(ELC). ELC is a non-profit legal advocacy organization
dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania’s
children have access to a quality public education. Ms.
Lowman’s work at ELC currently involves updating
and writing publications for parents and professionals
about the legal rights of public school students, doing
trainings, and answering questions from callers to ELC’s
Information and Referral service.
Ms. Lowman has worked at ELC for over eight years
representing public school students and parents in
special education cases, school discipline matters,
enrollment cases, and other school-related matters.
She previously was an associate at the Dechert law
firm in Philadelphia, and she taught Legal Research
and Writing at the Temple University James E. Beasley
School of Law. She graduated from Harvard Law School
in 1996 and from Lehigh University in 1993.
Maura McInerney, Esq.,(right)
is a Staff Attorney at the Education Law Center – PA.
Her education law practice focuses on the legal rights
in foster care, including issues relating to educational
stability, appropriate school placement, special
education and credit transfer/graduation requirements.
is involved in policy work at both the state and
local level on behalf of educationally at-risk students.
She has been a litigator in the private and public
sectors for almost twenty years. She has conducted
numerous trials and appeals at the federal and state
level and has also litigated special education matters.
Maura previously clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals
for the D.C. Circuit and was an Assistant Attorney
General for the State of Maryland. Prior to entering
law school, she worked at Covenant House in New York
City. In 1990, she co-founded a transitional housing
program in Columbia, M.D. which continues to provide
housing, legal support and social services for homeless
families. Maura is currently a member of the Board
of Directors of the Presbyterian Children's Village,
a residential treatment facility in Pennsylvania.
Archive and Materials
Archive*: This is the recording
of the live Webinar conducted on February
The recording is 1 hr, 35
minutes in length. You can start, stop, pause,
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This is the Handout for the Webinar presentation on Ins
and Outs of Compensatory Education for Students with Disabilities. (PDF,
Is Your Child with a Disability Entitled to Compensatory
Education Because the School District Has Violated Her
Sheet for Parents prepared by the Education Law Center
- PA. This Fact Sheet provides an overview of compensatory
education in parent-friendly language. While specific to
the education system in PA, it can serve as a basis for
parents in any state. (PDF, 4 pgs.)
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