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Encourage Creativity--Keep the Arts in Schools!
Society & Culture  (tags: education, schools, kids, arts, thinking, petitions )

Freya
- 14 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Research shows that arts classes lead to success in school, work, and life. Students who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Arts education provides students with the critical thinking...
Stop Bullying in Schools Now!!! PLEASE SIGN !!!
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, children, bullying laws, petition to sign )

Alexandra
- 31 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please join the petition to change the law and hold our schools responsible for neglecting to effectively implement their policies on Bullying!
OP-ED: Schools Need to Learn the Importance of Recess
Society & Culture  (tags: educaition, recess, schools, test scores, education, children, culture, safety, society, usa, politics, government, family )

Cal
- 40 days ago - truth-out.org
Seattle is following a national trend in reducing recess time in primary grades as school districts obsess about raising test scores.
60 Years Ago Today, The Supreme Court Told Schools to Desegregate. Here's How Fast We're Backsliding.
Society & Culture  (tags: education, segregation, South, schools, society, politics, government, education, children, news, safety )

Cal
- 189 days ago - motherjones.com
The changes required by Brown v. Board of Education decision were not immediate, but they were profound and lasting. Today, schools in the South are the least segregated for black students in the nation.
'Islamic Takeover Plot' in Birmingham Schools Investigated
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, sharia law, schools, trojan horse, religion )

Beatrice
- 258 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 )

CarrieSIC
- 267 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
- 270 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
- 282 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 )

CarrieSIC
- 434 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
- 485 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
- 766 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
- 877 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
- 929 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
- 1036 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
- 1154 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...
 

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