Learning Rights in the News

Daily Journal: Skadden Arps teaches youngsters not to be cyber bullies

Learning Rights partners with Skadden Arps to conduct a pro bono program to teach students about cyber bullying.

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VC Reporter: SPECIAL-ED DILEMMA | As parents reach agreements with Oxnard School District, funding still limited for all programs

VC Reporter reports on Learning Rights' special education advocacy efforts in Oxnard.

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Daily Journal: Record Pro Bono Work for Winston in Los Angeles

Learning Rights' Board Member Eric Sagerman's law firm, Winston & Strawn LLP, gets accolades from the Daily Journal for their record pro bono efforts.

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Los Angeles Times: New Coalition Pushes for One Enrollment System in L.A. Unified

Los Angeles Times profiles Learning Rights and its newly-launched PEAPS-LA (The Partnership for Equitable Access to Public Schools in Los Angeles) coalition). 

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KPCC Radio: How to Get the Best Education for Your Kid with Special Needs

Listen to our Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder, Inés Kuperschmit, give education-related advice to parents of children with special needs on KPCC.

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VC Reporter: CRITICAL MASS | Oxnard School District Hit with Multiple Lawsuits Over Special Ed Services

VC Reporter reports on Learning Rights' special education advocacy efforts in Oxnard.

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California Health Report: For Non-English Speaking Families, Getting Mental Health Help at School Proves Elusive

Learning Rights' Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder, Janeen Steel, talks about the lack of mental health services for non-English speaking families.

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Failing Grade: How California School Districts Have Abandoned Children with Disabilities

Learning Rights, together with Mental Health Advocacy Services and Western Center on Law & Poverty, have released a white paper about how California’s school districts have abandoned children with disabilities. Let’s hope we can make some progress in this area!

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CBS Los Angeles: Woman Whose Son Has Special-Needs Proposes New Charter School

Learning Rights' Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder, Janeen Steel, comments on equitable access to good public school options for students with disabilities.

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Applications for the Parent Self-Advocacy Class Now Available

Learning Rights has created the Parent Self-Advocacy (PSA) Class to help parents who otherwise could not participate in our programs aimed at low to moderate income families.

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Litigating Disability Rights Cases in the K-12 Setting Conference

Conference on  January 15, 2016 by Learning Rights Law Center and the Law Office of Shawna L. Parks

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Learning Rights and Co-Counsel Negotiate $250,000 Settlement

Learning Rights and co-counsel negotiate $250,000 settlement for high school student with epilepsy who was discriminated against by Downey Unified School District.

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Learning Rights Co-Executive Director Inés Kuperschmit's Interview on Telemundo

Co-Executive Director Inés Kuperschmit discusses the laws around vaccinating your children before they attend school with host Jose Diaz-Balart.

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Learning Rights Co-Executive Director Inés Kuperschmit on Telemundo

Co-Executive Director Inés Kuperschmit speaks to Telemundo about the requirement to vaccinate students and rights around the personal belief exemption in the face of the measles outbreak.  Watch Here


Learning Rights' 2014 A Cause for Celebration Honoree Ed Asner

Ed Asner together with his son Matt Asner were honored at our annuel event where they were featured on local CBS News! Watch Here.


Janeen Steel nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the 2014 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award

The LABJ honored professionals and organizations that continue to make a positive impact on the community. Read More.


Janeen Steel named 1980s "Viking of the Decade" at Long Beach City College

It was while enrolled in a class at a  this community college that Janeen’s whole world turned around. A teacher recognized her learning difficulties for what they really were, learning disabilities. Once Janeen knew what she was dealing with, she could learn not only how to cope, but how to excel. Learning became her passion, and her belief that everyone is entitled to do so, became her purpose. Read More.