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Jim Gerl Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
A fresh look at special education law-mostly in understandable English. Jim Gerl is a consultant for a number of state education agencies, and he is a frequent speaker on special ed law topics. He has presented at many national and regional conferences, and he has given interviews for numerous... Full Bio
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Breaking: Feds Issue Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy #StudentPrivacy by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The United States Department of Education announced on its blog today that it has issued new guidance on protecting student privacy while school districts use online educati ... Read on »
State Complaint Procedures - The Other White Meat by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently became a state complaint investigator for two state education agencies: the South Dakota Department of Education and the New Mexico Public Education Department.   ... Read on »
Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As we wind down our series on bullying of kids with disabilities, have you found the series to be helpful? What other series would you like to see in future posts? ---- ... Read on »
Tech Issue Revisiter; Zemanta,R.I.P #SpecialEdLawBlog by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So I tried just not using the Zemanta images/photographs, but a couple readers said that the problem persisted. Apparently some readers, especially those who open their ... Read on »
Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - P.S. VI: TK-II by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The TK decision which we featured in our recent series on bullying is the leading case on bullying and which I think articulates a new FAPE  BULLYING  standard came back to ... Read on »
New Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As we wind down our series on bullying of kids with disabilities, have you found the series to be helpful? What other series would you like to see in future posts? ---- ... Read on »
Jury Duty #juryduty by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This does not really relate to special education law, but I have been called to jury duty.  So as a heads up if posts die down all of a sudden, it  will likely be because i ... Read on »
Bullying of Kids With Disabilities P.S. V - 20 Year study #bully by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bullying of children with disabilities continues to be the hot button issue in special education law. The Special Education Law Blog has previously run an in depth series of ... Read on »
Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying? ------- Thanks for ... Read on »
Tech Issue: OK I'll Stop Using Zemanta Images by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We previously mentioned a technical problem.  Apparently some readers, especially those who open their subscription emails with MS Outlook , have been experiencing long dela ... Read on »
Bullying of Kids With Disabilities PS V - OSERS Guidance #bully by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Seal of the United States Department of Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) In late November, 201 ... Read on »
Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying? ------- Thanks for ... Read on »
Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - PS IV The GAO Report Continued #bully by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine David M. Walker (U.S. Comptroller General) (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The 2012  Government Accou ... Read on »
Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying? ------- Thanks for ... Read on »
My Lunch With Ernie Banks by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine English: black and white photo of the bronze statue of Ernie Banks (Mr Cub) at Wrigley Field (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) ... Read on »
Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - PS III GAO Report #bully by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine  (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The federal  Government Accountability Office   issued a report in June ... Read on »
Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying? ------- Thanks for ... Read on »
Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Postscript II #bully by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In My Room from the Bully Series (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) As I mentioned in the last post in the series, I have give ... Read on »
Weekly Question! by Jim Gerl Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying? ------- Thanks for ... Read on »