Understanding Act 1
Act 1 (24 P.S. § 13-1331.1) was enacted January 2022 and seeks to remove educational and graduation barriers for students who experience “education instability” due to homelessness, foster care, involvement in the juvenile justice or court-ordered placements. These students often face barriers to fully participating in school and timely graduation, due lost or unrecognized credits or a student’s inability to take a course required by their last school. Act 1 of 2022, which is already in effect, seeks to address these barriers.
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