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Alaina Moonves-Leb

Alaina Moonves-Leb

Alliance for Children's Rights
Senior Staff Attorney, Statewide Education Rights
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Alaina holds a JD from New York University where she was president of the High School Law Institute, and advocated for families navigating the New York education and dependency systems. In 2011, she joined the Alliance as an Equal Justice Works Fellow to dismantle the school to prison pipeline for foster youth. In this role, she directly advocated for youth, worked within the schools and juvenile courts, and led the development of and trained on key policy efforts and legislation. At the conclusion of her fellowship, Alaina became a staff attorney, and continued this work. She is currently the Senior Staff Attorney, Statewide Education Rights. In her current role, she maintains a small number of direct advocacy cases, but focuses the majority of her time on foster youth education legislation, policy and implementation at the local and state level. Prior to law school, she taught special education for two years, earned an MA in teaching through the Teach for America Program, and was honored nationally as their special education teacher of the year.
Alaina Moonves-Leb is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (PowerPoint slides) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix F: Positive Behavior Assessment and Planning in Schools: Fact Sheet - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix G: School Enrollment for Foster and Probation Youth Handout - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix J: Sample Prehearing Conference Statement - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix E: Special Education: Eligibility Checklist - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix I: Sample Due Process Complaint Template - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix D: Requesting a Special Education Assessment: Step-by-Step Guide - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Appendix H: Foster Youth Education Toolkit - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
Due Process - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth - School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth, Friday, April 13, 2018
Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy - Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy, Friday, April 13, 2018
Due Process - Due Process, Friday, April 13, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy - Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy, Friday, April 13, 2018
Due Process - Due Process, Friday, April 13, 2018
School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth - School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth, Friday, April 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy - Special Education Eligibility & Advocacy, Friday, April 13, 2018
Due Process - Due Process, Friday, April 13, 2018
School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth - School to Prison Pipeline, Education Rights of Foster Youth, Friday, April 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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