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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.