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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.