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Being Bullied Is Not A Right Of Passage ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: school, education, bullying, human rights )

Nancy
- 1125 days ago - forcechange.com
A Pennsylvania teen recently disclosed that she sustained repeated physical and emotional abuse by her peers. Beatrice Culbertson, 16, has been the target of double bullying for nearly two years. The teasing, taunting and phone calls eventually escalat
Milton Hershey School: Stop Discriminating Against An HIV-Positive 13-Year-Old ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: HIV Positive, school, children, discrimination )

Nancy
- 1033 days ago - change.org
The Milton Hershey School promises to "nurture and educate children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives" -- unless you happen to be living with HIV.
School Must Reverse Decision To Reject HIV Positive Boy ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, school, HIV, protection, environment )

Cher
- 1030 days ago - forcechange.com
A 13-year-old boy who applied to Milton Hershey School, a boarding school that educates low-income and socially disadvantaged students for free, was rejected because he is HIV positive
Protect LGBT Youth From Discrimination At School ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, LGBT, youth, discrimination, school, education, rights )

Cher
- 1105 days ago - forcechange.com
Protect LGBT students from discrimination and bullying at school. Provide a safe educational environment for all students.
Six-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed and Arrested for Throwing Tantrum at Georgia Elementary School
Society & Culture  (tags: 6 year old girl arrested and handcuffed, children handcuffed, Children's Hope and Voice, child advocacy, child, children, girl, temper tantrum, rage, police, school, GA )

Tonya
- 893 days ago - cbsnews.com
(CBS/WMAZ) MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - A 6-year-old elementary school student was handcuffed and arrested Friday after she allegedly threw a tantrum in class.
Surge in Homeless Children Strains School Districts
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, school, children, homelessness, foreclosure, school districts, report cards, shelters, motels, trailer parks, homeless families )

K. A.
- 1850 days ago - nytimes.com
more than one million students without stable housing by last spring, has tested budget-battered school districts as they try to carry out their responsibilities -- and the federal mandate -- to salvage education for children whose lives are filled with
'When She Yelled for Help, No One Did Anything'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, violence, school, safety )

Sherry
- 2498 days ago - baltimoresun.com
The girl eventually kicked and screamed enough to get the boys off her, at which point she threw chairs and desks to get them away, her mother said. Another teacher came in and broke up an ensuing fight. The girl was escorted to the assistant principal's
Native American Boy's Right To Wear Braids Moves To U.S. Appeals Court
Society & Culture  (tags: school, culture, hair, braids, child, Native American )

Lone
- 1760 days ago - npr.org
It seems like something from an earlier century in which native American children were forced to give up their Indian ways and for the culture of whites.
10 Famous People Who Were Expelled From School
Society & Culture  (tags: Famous People, Expelled, School, Education, Success, Ambition )

Nancy
- 1301 days ago - onlinecollegesanduniversities.net
If you've got real talent and individual ambition, school might not be the best avenue to success for you. In fact, these businessmen, artists, scientists and actors were so bored with school that they were expelled,
ACTION ALERT: Don't Kick Out Students for Being Gay! PLEASE SIGN !
Society & Culture  (tags: gay, school, discrimination, education, freedom, society )

Simone
- 1078 days ago - forcechange.com
A private Christian school has kicked out a 12th grader for being a lesbian. The Master's School in West Simsbury, Connecticut interrogated Rachel Aviles about her sexual orientation, then, when she acknowledged she was a lesbian, they forced her out.
Deputies Arrest Sex Offender for Having Knife at High School
Society & Culture  (tags: children, school, sex offender, safety, rights )

Sherry
- 2599 days ago - myrtlebeachonline.com
A 73-year-old man who is a registered sex offender was arrested Friday night after an officer saw a knife in his pocket at a high school football game. Deputies also discovered used and unused condoms in Rivers' pockets.
12-Year-Old Brought Guns, Ammo to School: Cops
Society & Culture  (tags: 12 yr old boy, gun, school, police, crime, safety )

Lone
- 1727 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Cops arrested a 12-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon for allegedly bringing a 9mm handgun to a school on the West Side, say Chicago police.
Principal Fires Guards, Expands Arts and Sees Test Scores Soar
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, education, ethics, family, police, politics, safety, school, society )

Kit
- 514 days ago - alternet.org
Who would've thought kids would learn better without police breathing down their necks?
We'd Rather Cancel the Prom Than Let a Girl Bring a Female Date
Society & Culture  (tags: school, civilrights, gayrights, lgbtrights, school_prom, school_authorities, itawamba_county_school, lesbian )

Jenny
- 1663 days ago - care2.com
This is the sentiment evoked by one Mississippi school that, this week, has decided to cancel its annual prom rather than let a young female student, who self-identifies as lesbian, bring her partner to the prom.
   

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