Education Law Center

1315 Walnut Street, Ste. 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-238-6970 (phone)
215-772-3125 (fax)
  • 215-238-6970
  • To ensure that all Pennsylvania’s children, including poor children, children with special needs, and others who are at a disadvantage in the public education system, have access to high-quality public schools.
  • Income guidelines: none
    Geographic guidelines: PA residents
  • By phone: ELC provides consultation and advice to individual clients in certain priority areas, though we are not able to respond to all calls. Clients should call ELC’s main number (215-238-6970) for more information.

    ELC is not able to accept walk-in clients.
  • The educational rights of students in public school systems; student discipline and school enrollment; and other student’s rights issues.

    NOTE: ELC does not provide direct counseling to individual families in special education matters, and does not address issues of home-schooling, higher education/post-secondary education, issues relating solely to private schools or gifted education. However, publications on some of these issues are available on ELC’s website.
  • Advice and information to individual parents, students and others through their phone intake system in certain priority areas. In addition, ELC’s publications can be downloaded from their Web site,

    Education & Support: Provides training programs on legal rights to parents, parent advocates, and service providers. Provides support and consultation to students, parents, and community organizations.

    Legislative, administrative, and policy advocacy: Supports parents, students, and community organizations in efforts to influence state and local policies affecting disadvantaged children in the public education system.

    Impact Litigation: Represents individual families and classes of families/students to eliminate broad-based illegal practices or to
    establish important precedents.
  • Rhonda Brownstein, Esq.
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