Friday, April 6, 2012
More Thoughts on Dispute Resolution; Tech Update
It is pretty rare that I make it all the way around all of those mountains to get to the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. It is a long ride. This year I have already been there twice. And yes this does mean that I passed by my favorite road name again. (See photo above.) I also drove very slowly through the speed trap formerly known as "McMechen."
More importantly, I again was able to contrast the value of mediation as a tool for dispute resolution in special education. I serve as both a hearing officer and as a mediator. I also train hos and mediators. I continue to believe strongly that mediation is the better way to go. Mediation is better suited to resolve those relationship issues which are so critical to the education of a child. This is one of the topics that I discuss on the CADRE interviews, which you can find here. By the way, there is a wealth of other useful information about special ed dispute resolution in these interviews.
Also a quick tech update. The LinkedIn special education law group continues to prosper with over 2650 members. Check it out. The Facebook Special Education Law Group was "archived" by the evil corporate masters of Facebook because members were not updating their status every five seconds. That still burns.
I do have a question for readers though. Before the new timeline, Facebook used to list my blog posts on my notes section automatically after I tinkered with the settings. This stopped and I wonder if there is a way to automatically have my blog posts appear on Facebook? Any ideas?
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