Saturday, January 24, 2009

This Is A Test - Part II

This is another test.  This time I am writing this blog post by email.  This is amazing to me.

You may have also noticed that I have added on the lefthand side of the blog a Twitter feature.  This allows me to make mini-posts very quickly.  You can also sign up to receive my "tweets" or twitter posts independently.

I'm really enjoying the technology that I often have pretended to be afraid of.  These advances create opportunities.  Even though I anticipate that the big majority of my posts will still be made on my office computer or my laptop, these new features will still be useful.  For example, when I'm at a conference, which is often the case, I can be a mobile blogger.  This will get breaking news and reports of exciting ideas or fascinating presentations to the many readers of this blog faster.  The whole idea is to share information about special education law with those who read the blog and to stimulate discussion of related issues.

Until I get the hang of this, it might look a bit strange, but please bear with me,  I guess we are now officially SpEd Law 2.0!


  1. Ha ha. Hey, thanks to you, I finally figured out making a blidget from a widget..........yeah, ok. I added your widget to my blog as well.


  2. Thanks Mignon.

    I didn't realize that it is called a blidget, but I like it. Thank you for supporting the blog!


  3. Hi Jim,

    I gather you can't comment much about this, but I thought you might be interested in this news item from Mass. The new commissioner wrote to USED to determine whether our due process structure, which has hearing officers employed by our state department of ed, was in compliance with IDEA. And it's not:

    I've heard the BSEA has been dealing with significant resource issues. I'll be interested in how this pans out. There has been discussion on state listservs about whether this will be good, bad, or neutral for parents.

    Cate (a spedmom from MA who has had recent occasion to interact with the BSEA)

  4. Thanks Mamacate,

    You're right, I cannot comment. I did a hearing officer training for Northeast states last summer, and it included some Massachusetts hearing officers.

    I know at least one other state where the second tier review officers are state employees. Has this come up elsewhere?