Education

We help children in public schools get the quality education they deserve with cases involving school enrollment, discipline, special education and more.

Contact Us if you have concerns about your child in the following issue areas: 1) short-term suspension; 2) long-term suspension; 3) expulsion; 4) involuntary transfers to alternative school; 5) denial of enrollment; 6) discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex or disability; 7) mistreatment by school security personnel; 8) special education; 9) bullying; and 10) academic failure. Education cases at Legal Aid are handled by The Right to Education Project (REP),  the statewide project of Legal Aid of North Carolina that focuses on serving children and youth in the public education system.

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Apply for free help with civil (non-criminal) legal issues. Those 60 and older should call the Senior Helpline.

If you call Legal Aid of North Carolina for an education related issue, you will be connected to the Right to Education Project.

Right to Education Project

The Right to Education Project (REP) is a statewide project of Legal Aid of North Carolina that focuses on serving children in the public education system. REP cases involve: short-term suspension; long-term suspension; expulsion; involuntary…

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