Interactive: Georgia GNETS students mostly black, male

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia’s 24 psychoeducational programs – formally known as the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support – serves more than 3,000 students with behavioral, intellectual and neurological disorders. Federal authorities say the system illegally segregates students with disabilities. An investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that Georgia schools also send disproportionate numbers of African American students, especially those with behavior problems, to the programs. To view data on the GNETS program servicing your area, click on any of the Georgia counties shown below. The map and charts are color-coded by the GNETS program servicing the counties shown. To see charts associated with GNETS by region, click on the gray boxes below.

Source: AJC analysis of Georgia Department of Education data

-- Data visualization by Mandi Albright, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution