Female and African American students are severely underrepresented in Advance Placement courses in science and mathematics. Support more effective programs to guide these students towards better and more equal opportunities.
Evidence has surfaced that students with special needs have been isolated and physically restrained in school, suffering emotional and sometimes physical injury. Stop these cruel and dangerous disciplinary practices.
Many American universities spend more on administrative costs than they do on instruction, increasing the price of a college education while reducing its value for students. Help bring an end to the exploitation of teachers.
New York’s Governor has agreed to fund statewide pre-kindergarten education. As a budget deal is reached, he should not let politics get in the way of the program’s success. Encourage him to honor his commitment to fund the program.
Last year, only one student in the entire state of Mississippi took the Advanced Placement test for computer science. Tell the Mississippi Superintended of Education that children deserve comprehensive computer education now.
For-profit universities are raking in money from low-income students while providing education that does not meet the schools’ grandstanding claims. Students being preyed upon often end up paying back loans for the rest of their lives. Demand that these universities raise the quality of their education or close their doors.
Zero-tolerance policies at schools help lead children into the criminal justice system, instead of to college. Applaud the U.S. government for issuing new guidelines that shift away from zero-tolerance and encourage common sense.
Public schools have recently attempted to ban students from speaking any language other than English during social time. Demand that school officials recognize every student’s constitutional right to use his or her native language.
The public schools of Portland, Oregon may soon be providing lower quality education to their students. Teachers and students are fighting against the new laws and negative changes – support them now. Sign this petition to ensure quality education for Portland students.
A teacher soaked crayons in hot sauce in an attempt to have autistic children stop trying to eat crayons. After being fired by the school district, the court insisted she be reinstated. Sign this petition to oppose the court’s decision.
Goody Awards is doing great work helping organizations get the word out about their philanthropic efforts. Support the Goody Awards for maximizing the impacts of philanthropy.
For children with disabilities and children who have gone through the juvenile justice system, it can be challenging to obtain an adequate education. Learning Rights evens the playing field by providing legal services that help those children get the education that they are entitled to. Sign the petition to support equal access to education for all.
Public school teachers have been contributing a portion of their salary into pension funds each year, only to find that they’ve been lied to, their money has been spent, and their futures are in jeopardy. Oppose unconstitutional pension cuts and protect retired teachers.
Girls in Bangladesh are often forced into child-marriages and discriminated against. As a result, young girls are rarely given a proper education in school. This must change. Instead of forced marriages and lifetimes of discrimination, girls should receive a good education and equal treatment.
In war-torn countries, military forces are known to raid schools and turn them into temporary army bases. This careless tactic denies children the right to an education and puts teachers at risk. Join the effort to save schools in war zones from this fate.
A teacher who also identifies as a lesbian was recently terminated from her employment because she helped LGBTI students report harassment. Applaud her for taking a stand for equality and suing the school district for discrimination.
Homeboy Industries is a cafe and bakery that employs former gang members to prevent gang recidivism. Support this innovative effort that helps gang members turn over a new leaf.
In today’s international society, understanding dietary codes like veganism and vegetarianism is increasingly important. Unfortunately, most college campuses do nothing to promote that understanding. Sign this petition to encourage programs that build this type of sensitivity in the college environment.
Young children are interacting with mobile devices more now than ever, and pediatricians are concerned. This trend can hinder learning and social development and lead to health problems. Demand that parents stop allowing their children to use mobile devices.
Partisan politics, conflicting interests and lack of critical debate on reforms are hurting our education system. Help refocus our nation’s attention on what really matters – demand attention be paid to public concerns about new education reforms.
While the field of engineering keeps growing, the number of related degrees earned by women is dropping. A new video showcasing engineering toys for girls is trending in hopes to create a new generation of female engineers. Celebrate this video and its goal of ending gender stereotypes.
When a motivational speaker with a reputation for sexism, genderism, and bigotry recently spoke at a high school, students took to social media to express their outrage. Applaud these students for recognizing and calling out discriminatory ideas and behaviors.
As many schools are turning to the use of firearms to protect students in the case of school shootings, one company has come up with a safer and more cost-effective way to protect students in these tragic situations. Support this alternative solution to protecting our students from violence and shootings in the schools.
A sixth grader, whose meal account was short thirty cents, recently had his breakfast taken from him and thrown away. Urge the school district to change its policy so as to prevent children from going to class hungry.
The future of agriculture will depend upon organic farming and the future of the world will depend upon our children. What are we doing today to train the next generation of organic farmers for tomorrow? Sign the petition to support the efforts of those teaching the next generation about organic farming.