Education

Support Making Tech Fields More Accessible to Women

Support Making Tech Fields More Accessible to Women

Women are less likely to enter the tech field because they lack the support to study computer science and engineering. Praise the strides that schools are taking to inspire new perspectives for women by creating an inviting learning environment in computer science and engineering.

Raise Awareness About Dangerous Sport

Raise Awareness About Dangerous Sport

Up to a dozen people a year die while diving for this rare shellfish. Push to educate would-be divers so they may know the risks of the sport and participate safely.

Prevent Universities from Retaining Bad Professors

Prevent Universities from Retaining Bad Professors

Students’ educations are being neglected, as university faculty are being evaluated based on research output rather than teaching ability. This negatively affects the caliber of education provided by these institutions. Petition research universities to make students’ educations their first priority.

Fight Segregation in America’s Schools

Fight Segregation in America’s Schools

While racial segregation has been outlawed for decades, some school districts continue to struggle with integration. The federal government has done little to intervene. Demand that a deeply divided city work to ensure equal access for students of color.

Applaud Free Coding Classes for Women and Minorities

Applaud Free Coding Classes for Women and Minorities

Google is offering free coding classes to thousands of women and people of color to combat underrepresentation in the technology field. Thank the company for addressing this important issue and taking steps to eradicate barriers for underprivileged populations.

Thank Verizon for Encouraging Girls to Pursue Math and Science

Thank Verizon for Encouraging Girls to Pursue Math and Science

A new advertisement from Verizon breaks down the underlying causes of the gender disparity in science- and technology-related fields and promotes an environment in which girls are encouraged to pursue these interests. Sign the petition and thank Verizon for acknowledging and addressing one of the tech industry’s most pervasive problems.

Thank Chicago for Giving Free Meals to All Students

Thank Chicago for Giving Free Meals to All Students

Chicago Public Schools will now give all students free meals, regardless of family income. This is a fantastic move to end childhood hunger and low-income stigmatization. Thank Chicago for ensuring that every student receives a nutritious meal.

Thank Actor for Supporting Child Literacy

Thank Actor for Supporting Child Literacy

The television host of a popular reading show has been a devoted advocate of child literacy programs for more than 20 years. Thank the actor for his contributions to children’s education.

Commend Actor for Donating to Education

Commend Actor for Donating to Education

Seth MacFarlane has pledged to match donations to recreate the beloved 1980′s educational TV show ‘Reading Rainbow’ as a web series. Applaud the actor for supporting this valuable educational tool.

Don’t Forbid Free Library Project

Don’t Forbid Free Library Project

A young boy was forced to remove his Little Free Library from his front yard when city officials threatened to fine his family. Don’t let the city deny community members free access to literature; sign the petition today.

Thank Camp for Teaching Social Consciousness

Thank Camp for Teaching Social Consciousness

A camp organization is fostering social consciousness in its youth by offering programs in civic engagement and volunteering. Thank this camp for teaching teenagers that they can make a difference.

Stop Locking School Children in Tiny Isolation Rooms

Stop Locking School Children in Tiny Isolation Rooms

School children are being punished by being locked in tiny isolation rooms, a form of discipline that can lead to psychosis, physical injury and even death. Demand schools put an end to this inhumane practice.

Applaud Decision to Ban Creationism in Schools

Applaud Decision to Ban Creationism in Schools

A ban on teaching creationism as science in public schools is part of an ongoing movement to separate education from church doctrine. Applaud the decision to strengthen education while supporting students’ religious freedom.

Stop Using Forcible Restraint and Isolation Rooms as Punishment for Schoolchildren

Stop Using Forcible Restraint and Isolation Rooms as Punishment for Schoolchildren

Schools’ overuse of forcible restraint and seclusion has drawn widespread criticism. Call on lawmakers to protect children and restrict use of these dangerous practices to true emergencies.

Applaud School for Adopting a Vegan Lunch Menu

Applaud School for Adopting a Vegan Lunch Menu

A grade school has recently adopted a 100 percent plant-based menu. Nutrition is of utmost importance, especially for growing young people. Commend the school that implemented this monumental change.

Applaud Starbucks for Offering Workers a Free Education

Applaud Starbucks for Offering Workers a Free Education

Starbucks now offers free online college courses to all of its retail employees. Applaud this monumental decision, which will provide many deserving workers with a quality college education.

Praise Starbucks’ Free Employee Education Plan

Praise Starbucks’ Free Employee Education Plan

Starbucks is partnering with Arizona State University to offer free college courses to thousands of its retail employees. Praise Starbucks for making a college education more accessible and setting an example for good corporate citizenship.

Demand Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Demand Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Recent incidents reveal the need for improved polices to address rape on college campuses. Demand justice for survivors, transparency from administrative staff and the criminal prosecution of all sexual assaults.

Praise President for Easing Student Loan Debt

Praise President for Easing Student Loan Debt

President Obama plans to expand the Pay As You Earn student loan repayment program and retroactively lower loan interest rates for low-income borrowers. Applaud the President’s efforts to help end the student loan crisis.

Applaud Farm-to-Table Rehabilitation Program

Applaud Farm-to-Table Rehabilitation Program

A rehabilitation program called FARM teaches inmates sustainable gardening in Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, giving inmates an invaluable skill set with which they can rejoin society. Similar programs have proven to lower the number of inmates who returned to prison after being involved in the program. Praise this incredible program and support FARM’s growth.

Provide Vegan Options for School Lunches

Provide Vegan Options for School Lunches

The inclusion of more vegan options in school lunches would lead to a healthier diet for school age children and provide an ethically acceptable option for vegan and vegetarian students. Please sign this petition to tell Aramark Corporation to begin offering more vegan options in school lunches.

Grant Homeless and Foster Youth Access to Higher Education

Grant Homeless and Foster Youth Access to Higher Education

Homeless and foster youth struggle in the American higher education system. We must create ways for them to easily obtain housing, financial support, and work in college. Demand better resources for homeless and foster youth who aspire to receive higher education.

Punish School for Editing Student Pictures Without Permission

Punish School for Editing Student Pictures Without Permission

A high school recently edited a handful of female students’ school pictures without permission, to make the girls appear more modest. Urge that those responsible for this unfair and biased act be forced to rectify their actions.

Urge Lawmakers to Consider Demographics in Education Funding

Urge Lawmakers to Consider Demographics in Education Funding

A new rating system would give more money to education programs that are already excelling, however, disadvantaged communities with limited resources would benefit greatly from extra education funding. Urge lawmakers to take student demographics into consideration when determining government funding.

Urge the State Department Not to Cut Fulbright Funding

Urge the State Department Not to Cut Fulbright Funding

The most widely recognized international exchange program in the world is facing significant budget cuts from the State Department to pay for shady unilateral recruitment projects. Urge the department not to cut these much needed funds from this prestigious program.