A nonprofit organization has provided thousands of students, teachers, and families with electronic reading devices, also known as e-readers. Offering these amazing tools to those in developing nations increases literacy and creativity. We should take the time to commend this organization for their efforts to improve literacy.
It’s a well-documented fact that lack of sleep can weaken students’ academic performance. Conversely, when students are well-rested, absenteeism, tardiness, depression, obesity, drop-out rates and even auto accidents all decline, new studies say. Encourage schools to set later start times to protect students’ health and enhance their learning.
Louisiana has a law in place that legally allows creationism to be taught in public schools, especially regarding evolution and climate change. However, a student is fighting back, speaking out against evidence-denying teachings, and has garnered serious support from the affected communities. Commend him for his efforts to reinstate a science education that does not deny children the facts.
A seven-year-old girl was hassled by school officials because of her dreadlocks. Her father was forced to pull her from the school after this embarrassing and discriminatory episode. Please sign this petition to condemn the school for its terrible treatment of a child over her choice of hairstyle.
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has adopted a program for students with autism and other learning disabilities that has proven to be effective for young people pursuing a college degree. Applaud EMU for its efforts and encourage other colleges and universities to implement similar programming.
The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled that the state wasn’t doing enough to support Washington schools, and required them to place more money into education. Commend the Governor in his plan to fund low-income elementary schools with all-day Kindergarten programs, but insist that this plan covers all Washington elementary schools, and urge the Governor to work for more progress.
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump scammed several thousand students into attending a fake university with no academic license. Demand he apologize and compensate them.
With thousands of slaves being trafficked through the United States yearly it is necessary for McGraw-Hill to include up-to-date slavery information in its textbooks. Demand McGraw-Hill correctly educate children on the subject of slavery in America so that they can be equipped with the right information to fight the problem in the future.
In Illinois schools, children continue to be taught the Coal Education Program, a discredited curriculum that fails to mention the negative impacts of coal and coal mining on the environment and human health. Please urge Illinois to no longer tolerate this coal industry-funded propaganda in classrooms.
The governor of Illinois recently announced that he will support a new sex education law that will require schools to teach more comprehensive sex education curricula. Tell the governor to sign the progressive bill into law immediately.
Slavery is controlling the lives of 27 million people around the world today. Unfortunately, this issue is not taught well in schools, leaving room for misinformation or the belief that slavery no longer exists. Demand that school books include information on modern international slavery.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream speech, the national curriculum should incorporate a history of protest movements. Children should learn the power of their own voices through demonstration and ways to challenge the status quo in order to make the world a fairer place. Please call for schools to educate students about the power of activism.
A High School in Yuma is being terribly mismanaged, with teachers being given no chance to properly conduct classes. This fault lies primarily with the school’s administrators, who must be held accountable for providing an unacceptable teaching environment that can only be harmful to the education of students.
A California politician has been making campaign speeches suggesting cyber-bullying by students as a way of identifying bad teachers as a way of improving the system. Tell this politician that his unconventional method would have disastrous consequences for both our students and teachers, and he must find another way of weeding out bad teachers.
Standardized testing is one of the greatest determining factors of student intelligence in America. Sadly, this method alienates critical thinking and trains students to memorize short-term information rather than retain it long-term. Urge our Department of Education to phase out standardized tests in favor of effective teaching methods that better enable students to think critically and retain knowledge.
Chinese officials are considering a new approach to their educational system; reducing needless stress Chinese students endure because of take-home assignments and focus on passing exams. We should commend the proposed reforms that would eliminate most homework and highlight hands-on learning and real world experience.
Schools in the United Kingdom are implementing outdated, anti-gay policies in their sex education programs. Tell the UK to start cracking down on these discriminatory schools.
Three million gifted students nationwide are not being provided with adequate educational opportunities or challenges. This increases their chances of dropping out or becoming unenthused academically. Urge the Department of Education to provide gifted children with the proper resources and programs.
A Pakistani pop star created a new superhero cartoon promoting girls’ education in his country. Congratulate his efforts to encourage girls to see their education as something valuable.
A leading science and engineering company sponsors an annual internship program for college students across the United States. In addition to having the opportunity to meet professional scientists and engineers, students create projects that have the potential to be turned into actual products. Applaud the company’s unique internship program.
New York City schools have banned a book crucial to helping children and young adults. This honest and unapologetic novel provides an older brother approach to advice by exposing what kids today are up against and showing that even the worst of circumstances can be overcome. Sign the petition here to get this counseling tool back in the hands of children who desperately need it.
Public libraries are feeling the pain of tight budgets. In order to avoid public library closures, they should partner with local public schools to provide a more efficient and effective service.
An American book publisher is producing biology textbooks including claims that the Loch Ness Monster is real and that dinosaurs are not extinct. These statements are untrue, and only serve to misinform and confuse children who encounter them in the classroom. Please sign this petition and demand that these false claims be removed from the publisher’s curriculum.
Until 2007, no American universities included comprehensive benefits for transgender students or employees in their health care plans. A handful of schools have made great strides in diversity and inclusivity by including at least some therapies for trans individuals, but many more have neglected to add these options. Call on American schools to embrace diversity and add trans-inclusive benefits for all individuals to their health care plans.
Despite offensive and threatening comments toward members of a feminist society, a prominent school still refuses to defend its students and has instead forced them to limit their activity. The administration must apologize to the group and start shielding them from degrading behavior.