A California elementary school has mandated silent lunches to ensure that students eat instead of speak to one another. Tell the administration that this policy negatively affects young children’s social and cognitive development and urge them to find a more beneficial alternative.
Students in a Colorado school district walked out of class in protest of a new curriculum that would censor American history and deter civil disobedience. To stop this censorship, we need to petition the superintendent to give the students a clear and truthful picture of American history.
Students and teachers are jointly fighting the conservative censorship of history textbooks, which seeks to limit information taught about civil disobedience in America. Applaud these individuals for fighting academic suppression.
An elementary school student was recently given detention for sharing his school lunch with a fellow classmate. Urge the school to encourage sharing and compassion instead of unfairly issuing detention for such actions.
While abstinence-only education has proven to do little more than increase teen pregnancies and infection rates, one high school teacher has introduced ‘sex-positive education’ to help young adults make healthy decisions regarding their sexual activity. Thank this educator for using healthy models of sexually active relationships to promote safe sexuality.
A college basketball coach was recently reprimanded by the NCAA for violating recruitment regulations. However, all he did was make a congratulatory phone call to a little league star. Tell the NCAA to reverse its nonsensical decision to punish this coach.
A high school student was forced to wear an embarrassing outfit as a disciplinary measure for violating the school’s dress code. Tell the school district that this type of shaming is outdated and unacceptable.
Lack of a fair chance at higher education is holding back women of color and single mothers. Help end inequality by giving all women the opportunity to go to college.
Google has just donated almost $200,000 to a program that teaches teenage black and Latina girls about the basics of computer programming. Applaud Google for their donation and the program for helping to diversify the tech industry.
A young woman is protesting her university’s mishandling of her rape complaint by carrying the mattress she was raped on until her assailant is expelled. Support her in her performance piece protesting the callousness of our nation’s approach to sexual assault on campus.
Female high school students were called ‘skanks’ and asked to bend over by the school’s superintendent who felt the students were dressed inappropriately. Urge the superintendent to apologize to the students for her rude comments.
The second biggest school district in the country has firmly turned away from zero tolerance policies in favor of counseling and other more compassionate measures. Applaud this district for acknowledging that zero tolerance policies are hurting American students and communities.
Student loan debt is ballooning out of control, hurting the economy and keeping college graduates saddled with debilitating financial burdens for years or decades. Help bring an end to this unacceptable situation.
Stress in college students seems to rise each year, leading to poorer student performances. Show your appreciation of colleges that implement dog therapy programs during finals week to help reduce stress.
Restraint and seclusion have been used in Virginia’s public schools as regular disciplinary measures for students with disabilities. Administrators must stop these unethical procedures from harming innocent children.
Kentucky State University’s president shed $90,000 from his own salary in order to have the salaries of the university’s minimum wage employees raised. Applaud this selfless and generous action.
Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse recently decided to take a pay cut to increase the wages of the low-waged employees. Praise this official for his generous and influential actions.
Child abuse is unfortunately quite common in the United States, and cases of child abuse are uncovered on a daily basis. The innocent lives that are lost are not always commemorated, and are regrettably forgotten. Thank a non-profit group for giving a neglected infant a proper funeral.
New education standards would encourage students to question and reject evolution. There is no good reason to mandate skepticism of such a well-established scientific fact. Encourage education officials to reject the proposed measure.
Bilingual education and English language immersion programs provide immigrant students with a quality education while they make the transition into American society. Help save these programs from termination as schools are pressured to switch to English-only instruction.
A company has recently created a ‘bulletproof blanket’ to protect students from gun violence and natural disasters. Urge the company and the Department of Education to provide schools at high risk for violence with this life-saving product.
Websites like Coursera are offering free massive open online classes. Thank them for their effort at cultivating an interest in learning, and for providing free content.
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.
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.
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.