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July 16 2015

2017

 Will Trump’s Justice Department Pay Attention to Disability Rights? | Mother Jones – 10/13/17

 GA Psychoeducational Schools an Unconstitutional ‘Dumping Ground’, new suit claims | AJC – 10/11/17

 Parents, Advocates sue state, claim inequities in GNETS schools | Georgia Health News – 10/11/17

 With Federal Suit Stalled, GA Advocates File Special Education Complaint | Ed Week – 10/11/17

The Separate, Unequal Education of Students with Special Needs – The Atlantic – 3/21/2017

2016

Feds will sue Georgia over segregated psychoeducational schools | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 8/17/16

Feds will sue Georgia over “psychoeducational” schools | Atlanta Journal-Constitution – 8/17/16

Part one of a three-part series: Schools send disproportionate number of black children to programs already under fire for “warehousing” students with behavioral disorders. – AJC – 4/28/16

Part two of a three-part series: Educators wanted to subject Libby Beem to behavioral experimentation in Georgia’s unique system of psychoeducational schools. A courtroom showdown would determine Libby’s fate. – AJC – 5/5/16

Part three of a three-part series: With a tiny sliver of students, special behavioral programs record five times more restraints than all other Georgia schools combined. – AJC – 5/7/16

2015

Georgia Illegally Segregates Disabled Students, Federal Inquiry Finds | Atlanta Journal-Constitution – 7/15/15

Federal Report on Special Ed System Alarming | Ledger-Enquirer/Alabama – 7/30/15

Georgia Is Illegally Segregating Students With Behavioral Problems. There’s a Better Way. | Mother Jones – 7/30/15

Georgia illegally segregating students with disabilities in inferior buildings with inadequate instruction. | Washington Post – 7/29/15

Georgia Illegally Segregates Children With Disabilites, DOJ Finds | Atlanta Public Radio – 7/16/15

Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow | Pro Publica – 7/29/15

Report: State Program Segregates Behavior Disabled Students | Online Athens – 7/20/15

State behavioral program serving Gainesville, Hall students under federal scrutiny | Gainesville Times – 7/18/15

Georgia is illegally segregating special ed students, federal investigation says Fusion – 7/16/15

Georgia illegally segregates disabled students, federal inquiry finds | AJC – 7/15/15

Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow | WABE – 7/30/15

 Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow | Propublica – 7/29/15

Georgia offers no plan to fix schools’ behavioral and emotional disabilities program | The Augusta Chronicle – 8/9/15

U.S. probe into Georgia special ed program could have national impact | The Washington Post – 8/5/15

Isolating Kids | Georgia Public Broadcasting – 8/4/15

Why are students with disabilities segregated in Georgia? | MSNBC – 8/1/15

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