Resources on Your State

The DSC is gathering Know Your Rights booklets for youth, Advocacy Guides for parents and other materials from states around the country.

Georgia

Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah, GA - Week of Action Events (Web Resource)

The Gwinnett Parent Coalition to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline (STOPP), the Atlanta Community Engagment Team and Georgia Legal Services Program hosted events in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah to inform and engage community members in combating school pushout.

Gwinnett County Georgia 2010-2011 Graduation School Rate Fact Sheet (Document)

Here you will find a Gwinnett County Georgia High School Graduation Rate Fact Sheet created by DSC member Gwinnett SToPP. The fact sheet provides graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year. 

Members of Dignity in Schools Campaign Announce ‘By the People’ Education Advocacy Day in Atlanta, GA (Document)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, local community groups including students, parents, educators, and social justice activists will participate in an advocacy training session and visit with their state legislators to ensure that the educational rights of Georgia’s youth are protected.

Overview of Fourteen Southern States' Suspension Laws (2010) (Document)

A detailed overview of school discipline policies in fourteen southern states in five key areas: 1) Suspension procedures; 2) Appeals process; 3) Conditions for admittance/readmittance to other district in state 4) Alternative education. 

Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia's Children through Community-Empowered Local School Councils (Document)

On February 2015, the Georgia Coalition Working to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline, that DSC member Gwinnett SToPP is a part of, released the Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia’s Children through Community-Empowered Loca

What is IE2 and How Does it Impact My Children Fact Sheet (Document)

Here you will find a fact sheet created by DSC member Gwinnett SToPP on the Georgia Investing in Educational Excellence legislation HB1209.

 Guidebook on Advocating for Your Child (Document)

A guidebook for Georgia parents with information on tracking, testing, school discipline and due process hearings, special education and NCLB from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.