The Philadelphia Project


Settlement Reached for Student with Dyslexia

In July 2011, the Law Center reached an agreement with the School District of Philadelphia resolving a special education due process hearing concerning N.B., a seven-year-old student in the District who has specific learning disabilities in the area of reading. The Law Center represented N.B.’s family and filed a complaint requesting a due process hearing because of concerns that the District had not identified N.B. as a student with a disability in a timely manner.

The District evaluated N.B. and found him eligible for special education services, and, after further discussion, the family and the District reached a settlement in which the District agreed to pay for compensatory education services for N.B. and to pay the Law Center’s attorney’s fees.