EdBlog Watch: Keeping Pace with Special Ed. Law

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Blogwatch_11Understanding and keeping track of the many legal issues surrounding special education can be overwhelming for both teachers and district-level administrators. Chicago attorney Charles Fox makes this process a little less daunting by providing a well-updated, far-ranging legal resource in his simply titled Special Education Law Blog.

Fox—a father of a child with special needs as well as a specialist in the law—focuses on recent news, case law, state and federal regulations, and parent advocacy. His tone is inspiring and sometimes humorous, with posts covering everything from assistance dogs in schools to a recent case over the link between mercury and autism. For site visitors searching for specific information, Fox has organized his many posts by category for easy navigation.

Visit Fox’s informative blog at http://specialedlaw.blogs.com.

Also, check out the February 2006 issue of Educational Leadership, on Improving Instruction for Students with Learning Needs.

Submitted by Ben Licciardi, information resource coordinator in ASCD’s Information Resource Center. Education Blog Watch also appears in the ASCD Express newsletter.