Facts and Figures
In July 2015, the U.S. government determined that the GNETS program illegally segregates students with disabilities. The report also stated that this was in violation of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). GCEE is urging the state of Georgia to transform its separate and unequal educational program serving thousands of children with behavioral disabilities into a system that provides needed services and supports to integrate students into their own local schools. Get all the information on GNETS and the DOJ ruling here
This Information Sheet for Georgia parents provides information about Georgia’s transition from CRCT-M (Criterion-Referenced Competency Test-Modified) to the general assessment for Reading, English-Lanuage Arts (ELA), and Mathematics. This document will help parents as they plan with their student’s IEP team for that transition.
Georgia Appleseed has released Effective Student Discipline: Keeping Kids in Class, an in-depth assessment of public school discipline policy and practice in Georgia. Drawing upon comprehensive analysis of Georgia Department of Education discipline data and interviews with more than 200 public school discipline and safety stakeholders, the report culminates with their action recommendations for policy makers and parents, designed to help kids stay in school and on track for graduation.
For children and youth to thrive in their schools and communities, they need to feel safe and be safe — socially, emotionally, and physically. StopBullying.gov is a “one stop” site with information the federal government has prepared to help prevent and address bullying in communities. The National Bullying Prevention Centr has resources, videos, and information for schools, parents, kids and teens.
MilitaryK12Partners provides resources to assist schools serving military families. Also available are resources for families, military leaders and school leaders to support the needs of military families’ education.
Much work is going on right now in Georgia and across the United States to stop the misuse of restraint and seclusion with children in our schools. You can be a part of the efforts to prevent and reduce these harmful practices. Learn about how you can get involved!!
Phase I of this Georgia Appleseed report includes an analysis of student discipline data, a review of student discipline policies and an assessment of current state law in Georgia.
Need help finding your school system’s special education director, county DFCS office, or Babies Can’t Wait Office? Visit our online Special Needs Database to find these key resources.
Health outcomes are the primary measure used to rank the overall health of counties in Georgia. Click here to see how your county ranks.
When schools and families work together and support each other and when parents are involved and engaged in their child’s education, students achieve at higher levels. Visit this site often for the most up-to-date information about education in Georgia as well as resources designed to serve parents throughout their child’s education.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) reviews all data that the GaDOE submits each year in their Annual Performance Report (APR) as well as any revisions to their State Performance Plan (SPP). Based upon this review, OSEP makes a “determination” about how the GaDOE is performing. Click to read GaDOE’s current “determination letter”.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) reviews all data that Georgia’s Babies Can’t Wait program submits each year in their Annual Performance Report (APR) as well as any revisions to their State Performance Plan (SPP). Based upon this review, OSEP makes a “determination” about how the Babies Can’t Wait is performing. Click to read the Babies Can’t Wait “determination letter” and the “response table” that explains how the determinations were made.
Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) data includes:
Ever wondered what to expect from your child as he or she grows and develops? State standards and federal laws can help you know what to expect.