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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.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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