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As classrooms become more inclusive, basic conceptions of special education are changing. Teachers now seek skill sets that were once thought necessary only for special educators. This article from District Administration
magazine outlines what the future of special education
"Special education used to be a place—sometimes a separate school, more often a classroom down the hall where students labeled as such disappeared for hours at a time, out of sight and out of mind for the typical classroom teacher. That's still sometimes the case, but increasingly, special education is front and center in the regular education classroom, and the population of students with individualized education plans has shifted away from those considered learning disabled."