I hope you have a chance to read this blog in Education Week. It summarizes the American Association of School Administrators recommendations to fix special education due process. The AASA recommends four dispute resolution processes, including a consultancy model–and the end of due process hearings.
Amazingly, Ed Week reports that the AASA cites our Massachusetts reform effort–SpedEx–as its model! For information about SpedEx please visit http://Spedexresolution.com.
I’m delighted to see SpedEx get this well-deserved national attention. It is a small, successful dispute resolution model that is free to parties, builds trust, focuses on the child’s need for a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE), and it’s quick! Check it out.
I do have some issues with how SpedEx was described, but let’s leave those for another day.
In terms of the AASA proposal, I recently blogged about it. Please visit my blog at