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The EDge Newsletter

Published three times a year, The EDge has brought attention to prevalent and emerging topics in special education since 1997. Recent articles have focused on secondary transition services for students with disabilities; changes taking place in education in California; and how parents, educators, legislators, and community members can contribute to better outcomes for all students. Each issue includes a personal note from Kristin Wright, State Director of Special Education.

Current Issue

Winter 2019: Transition to Adult Life (Coming Soon)

This issue of The EDge examines the direction of secondary transition services for students with disabilities as they move from the world of K–12 education into adult life. Some stories explore the importance of self-advocacy, high expectations, and repeated opportunities to explore dreams and real-world possibilities. Others consider how increased collaboration is creating a more seamless set of services for students and a more coordinated and manageable experience for their families. In general, this issue envisions ways to improve the purpose of public education: to enable each child to develop all of his or her own potential.


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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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