Georgia

Children's Education

Know Your Rights

  • When My Child Is Disciplined at School - A Guide for Families

    Georgia Appleseed offers this guidebook as a tool to help parents and guardians throughout our state to become informed advocates both for their children and for fair, equitably applied school discipline policies. Too often early disciplinary problems at school can escalate to juvenile court involvement. Georgia Appleseed recognizes that parent involvement in schools is critically important to ensure a child’s educational progress and to help maintain safe schools and minimize the need to remove children from the regular classroom. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Appleseed
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Education: Information for Parents and Families

    These web pages contain information for parents and families about the education of children, including: (1) Preparing my child for school, (2)Finding K-12 schools & aftercare programs in my community, (3) Helping my child learn to read, (4) Ensuring my child's school success, (5) Helping my child with special needs, and (6) Helping my child prepare & pay for college Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Education
  • Education: Information for Students

    These web pages contain information for students about schools and education, including (1) Learning resources, (2) Keeping my school safe & drug-free, (3) Preparing for my future, (4) Finding a college, (5) Paying for college, (6) Returning to school, and (7) Getting involved in my community Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Education
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind is designed to change the culture of America's schools by closing the achievement gap, offering more flexibility, giving parents more options, and teaching students based on what works. Under the act's accountability provisions, states must describe how they will close the achievement gap and make sure all students, including those who are disadvantaged, achieve academic proficiency. They must produce annual state and school district report cards that inform parents and communities about state and school progress. Schools that do not make progress must provide supplemental services, such as free tutoring or after-school assistance; take corrective actions; and, if still not making adequate yearly progress after five years, make dramatic changes to the way the school is run. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Education
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    Spanish / Español
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Parents and Students in Public Schools PDF

    One of the most important things you can do for your children is to be involved in their education. You need to know the school principal and your child's teachers, so you can discuss your child's progress. You need to know the school's rules and what the school expects from parents and students. You also need to know the school's procedures and your rights in case a problem arises. This document discusses those rights and procedures. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
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    Spanish / Español
  • What Schools Must Do to Help Displaced Kids

    Information on the rights of evacuees and other displaced families to enroll their children in public schools Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Adoption Assistance Information for Special Needs Children AND Form for Requesting Benefits PDF

    This flyer provides information for relatives adopting children with special needs. There is also a form used to apply for these benefits. Talk to a lawyer about any adoption. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Education-Related Information for Children and Adults with Disabilities

    Find education-related information from the Federal government for people with disabilities from this section of the DisabilityInfo.gov web site, including: Adult Education and Literacy, Higher Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Educational Rights, Middle and High School, Parent Resources, Research & Statistics, School to Work, Special Education, and Infants and Toddlers. Content Detail

    By:
    First Gov - Your First Click is the U.S. Government
  • Exceptional Students (Special Education)

    This program exists to help local school systems provide special education and related services so that all children with disabilities can develop into productive and successful citizens. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Education
  • Legal Rights In Educating A Special Needs Child In Georgia

    Many children with disabilities have needs which must be met in order to have educational success. To ensure that schools meet those needs, several federal laws give children and their parents specific rights. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Children with Diabetes

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, known as "IDEA," is a federal law that requires states to provide a "free, appropriate public education" to children with disabilities so that they can be educated to the greatest extent possible along with all other children. Qualifying children are entitled to special education and related services at no cost to their parents. This web site provides more information. Content Detail

    By:
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • Advocating for Your Child's Education

    This manual provides you with information about the laws that may be useful to you as you advocate for your child’s right to a free and appropriate public education. Content Detail

    By:
    National Center for Learning Disabilities
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Civil Rights about Education

    This site provides answers to frequently asked questions about civil rights and education. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Justice
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    Spanish / Español
  • Juvenile Court Glossary of Terms

    This document contains a list of terms frequently used in juvenile court case and their definitions. Content Detail

    By:
    Cobb County Juvenile Court
  • Georgia's Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

    Mission of Georgia's School Safety Program: To provide a safe and secure school environment conducive to learning with the cooperation of students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the community. The Toll-free School Safety Hotline: 1-877-SAY-STOP On August 14, 1998 the Georgia Department of Education announced the arrival of Georgia's toll-free, anonymous 1-877-SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867) school safety hotline. 1-877-SAY-STOP is the nation's first state-sponsored school safety hotline and is one example of the Georgia Safety and Violence Task Force's accomplishments. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Education