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'Islamic Takeover Plot' in Birmingham Schools Investigated
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, sharia law, schools, trojan horse, religion )

Beatrice
- 41 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An alleged plot to oust some Birmingham head teachers and make their schools adhere to more Islamic principles is being investigated A letter detailing the plan, known as "Operation Trojan Horse" claims responsibility for leadership changes at four
Beyond Bullying How Hostile School Climate Perpetuates the School-to-Prison Pipeline for LGBT Youth
Society & Culture  (tags: children, schools, bullying, freedoms, rights, society, gayrights, education, safety, violence, ethics )

Carrie
- 50 days ago - americanprogress.org
To be certain, peer-on-peer bullying is an important factor that influences school climate and has been linked to poor health, well-being, and educational outcomes. But research suggests that harsh school discipline policies also degrade the overall...
Israeli School Gives A Lesson in Peace
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Jews, Arabs, education, schools )

David
- 53 days ago - thejakartaglobe.com
"Hand-in-Hand" initiative of the Center of Jewish-Arab Education in Israel. The center strives to bring children from both communities to learn together in Hebrew and Arabic in the hope that they will bridge the divide between the two peoples.
Don't Fire Catholic Teacher for Becoming Pregnant - SIGN PLEASE !
Society & Culture  (tags: Catholic Church, Montana, education, schools, teacher, pregnancy, women, Pope Francis, contracts, hypocricy )

Angelika
- 65 days ago - act.faithfulamerica.org
A beloved Catholic teacher in Montana was just fired simply for becoming pregnant. According to diocesan officials, she's now a bad example for her students.
Bullied for Not Believing in God
Society & Culture  (tags: children, religion, safety, U.S., Schools, americans, ethics, freedoms, society, rights, law, news, education )

Carrie
- 216 days ago - theatlantic.com
Despite secularism and atheism being on the rise, some areligious students feel discriminated against--at times violently. Now teachers across the U.S. are creating Secular Safe Zones to "curtail anti-atheist bullying, discrimination, and social isolation.
End The Abuse. Schools Need Federal Anti-Bullying Laws ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, schools, bullying, laws, protection )

Cher
- 268 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Bullying policies in schools across America must be reformed. Over two-thirds of students believe that bullying policies are severely inadequate, and teachers only intervene four percent of the time.
Support Anti-Bullying Program in U.S. Schools ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, schools, bullying, protection )

Cher
- 548 days ago - forcechange.com
The Southern Poverty Law Center created a program 11 years ago that was intended to break up cliques and prevent bullying within schools. In more than 2,500 schools around the country, school children are being taught to Mix It Up at Lunch and encouraged
12 Reasons Community Service Should Be Required in Schools
Society & Culture  (tags: Schools, Community Service, Volunteering, Education )

Linda
- 660 days ago - onlinecollege.org
For most people, volunteering is an extra; something that's nice to do, but not absolutely necessary. Although plenty of students do community service, the number of students who volunteer is dropping at a rapid rate.
Massachusetts School Electrocutes Blind Girl
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, special needs students, torture )

Freya
- 712 days ago - change.org
In 2002, a special needs student named Andre McCollins was allegedly strapped down and electrocuted for hours, leaving him with permanent brain damage, all because he refused to take off his jacket.
ReThinking Columbus Banned In Tucson
Society & Culture  (tags: Rethinking Columbus, Book Banning, Schools, Education, American Indian, Native American, indigeneous, struggle, history )

Dandelion
- 819 days ago - rethinkingschoolsblog.wordpress.com
We need to hear from those whose lands and rights were taken away by those who "discovered" them. Their stories tell of 500 years of courageous struggle, and the lasting wisdom of native peoples. Is key to understand the same injustices happening today.
Protect LGBT Youth From Discrimination At School ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT, youth, schools, bullying, children )

Nancy
- 937 days ago - forcechange.com
The Student Non-Discrimination Act would prohibit discrimination against students in public schools based actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation. This broad federal legislation, if passed, would protect students in public elementary...
ACTION ALERT: Keep Kids in School and Out of Coal Mines! PLEASE SIGN !
Society & Culture  (tags: india, child labour, child abuse, education, schools, protection, laws, legalisation, coal mines, health, dangerous )

Simone
- 1040 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Although child labor is outlawed in India, national laws are trumped by tribal rules in some regions and ignored in others, allowing children as young as 8 to work in dangerous coal mines without consequences to the owners or managers
Should Schools Allow Corporal Punishment?
Society & Culture  (tags: education, crime, culture, corporal punishment, schools, government, freedoms, child, children, society, politics, usa, world, abuse )

Cal
- 1115 days ago - theweek.com
Teachers are still authorized to hit students in 20 U.S. states
The Fascinating Origins of 10 Famous American Colleges
Society & Culture  (tags: Famous American Colleges, Origins, schools, facts, starts, education )

Anna
- 1158 days ago - onlinecollege.org
You might take for granted that big name schools like Yale and Stanford have always been around. While they do have histories that go back hundreds of years, they each had to start somewhere.Here are just a few stories to educate you on how some of the...
Mom Fights School District for Autistic Son's Service Dog Rights ! PLEASE SIGN PETITION ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: animals, children, schools, service animals, society, environment )

Cher
- 1235 days ago - animals.change.org
For six-year-old J.C. Bowen, his golden retriever, Pepsi, is more than just his best friend. J.C. has autism, and Pepsi helps him get through day-to-day life. He's trained to stop J.C. from running off, rocking, banging his head, and having a meltdown.
 

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