Tag Archives: Education

9-year-old future president calls for Chicago’s public schools to stay open

TweetAt a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Transcript here. Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared. [...]
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Under GOP pressure, University of Tennessee yanks funding for LGBT-friendly Sex Week

TweetTennessee is not known for being a sex-positive state. Many school systems choose, in fact, to outsource their high school “sex ed” to vaguely religious abstinence-only programs like Just Wait. We were revealed as one of the most hostile states to LGBT students when state senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville expressed his support of the [...]
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All Malala Everything

Tweet Let Malala Yousafzai be a reminder to all of us of strength, courage and unflinching determination to survive and succeed in a world that demands you to fail. The artists at Zen Pencils have created a beautiful and moving comic of Malala’s story, centering around her profound conviction of the right to educate girls [...]
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The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani

Tweet “We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress, with [...]
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Malala Yousufzai released from hospital

Tweet The Pakistani girls’ education activist who was shot in the head by Taliban militants late last year, was released from hospital in the UK today. According to a statement from the hospital, She is still due to be re-admitted in late January or early February to undergo cranial reconstructive surgery as part of her [...]
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