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Posts Tagged ‘Academy Award’

10 Commandments Re-envisioned: Ten Ideas For Education (All From Current American College Students)

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

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The Roosevelt Institute in Manhattan works on policy making at the student level, among other things.

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For more info on these proposals, see more detailed story below this one.

Sensible School Start Times: An Inexpensive Policy for Achievement and Health   Nathaniel Bechhofer, George Mason University

Later school start times for students attending Fairfax County middle and high schools would enhance both academic performance and student health at costs lower than other policies with benefits of a similar magnitude

 

Discouraging Discriminatory College Admissions: The Case for Reporting Need-Sensitivity  Liam Grace-Flood, Wheaton College

To help applicants navigate the deceptive world of college admissions, the U.S. Department of EducationCollege Scorecards should publish data on need-sensitivead missions.

 

Cognitive Enhancement Through Multilingualism: Empowering Students Through Elementary Dual-Language Immersion Joshua Kemp, City College of New York

New York State should incentivize early foreign language instruction through a statewide dual-language immersion education program so that elementary students may receive the benefits multilingualism provides.

 

Increasing Awareness at Cornell: Diversity Courses as a Graduation Requirement Stephanie Hahm, Cornell University

Cornell University should require undergraduates to take courses exploring ethnic, cultural, religious, and gender diversity. This requirement will engage students with conversations about diversity and prepare them for a multi-cultural society.

Cognitive Enhancement Through Multilingualism: Empowering Students Through Elementary Dual-Language Immersion Joshua Kemp, City College of New York

New York State should incentivize early foreign language instruction through a statewide dual-language immersion education program so that elementary students may receive the benefits multilingualism provides

 

Alleviating Public School Finance Inequities: Funding According to Student Characteristics Christine Kil, University of Georgia

Georgia should implement student-based budgeting base don student characteristics to ensure equitable, fully funded education.

 

Closing the Achievement Gap: Elementary Second Language Education in Philadelphia Schools Laura Pontari, University of Georgia

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) should create a partnership between Philadelphia public universities and the School District of Philadelphia to provide second language education for elementary school students.

 

Promoting Success for English Learners: Dual-Language Immersion in Georgia

Rahul Shah, University of Georgia

Georgia should subsidize the implementation of magnet dual-language immersion programs in public schools to support the academic achievement of English learners

 

 9 Project based Learning In Philadelphia Paul Selling, Georgetown University

The Philadelphia School District should switch from a traditional, test-based learning model to a project-based learning model to better educate students

 

10 reviving Our Roots: Reconnecting Teens to Agriculture Elizabeth Wilkes, University of Georgia

The American farmer is growing older, the American agricultural system is unsustainable, and the American teenager is not interested in farming. High schools at the rural–urban interface should implement farmer development

programs to address these nationwide issues while strengthening communities.

 

 

 

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The Animal Liberation Front of Israel in Action

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The activists ALF; The Animal Liberation Front of Israel from The Georgia Pictures Company on Vimeo.

The activists ALF; The Animal Liberation Front of Israel from The Georgia Pictures Company on Vimeo.

A film circulating the internet today comes from the Animal Liberation Front based in Israel.

The ALF Mission Statement:
To effectively allocate resources (time and money) to end the “property” status of nonhuman animals.

The Objective of the Mission:
To abolish institutionalized animal exploitation because it assumes that animals are property.

In our quest to highlight stories out of the middle east that are forward thinking and about positive loving measures overwhelming the hateful environment the world always sees, we though it would be interesting to start with this film. Just as aggression can be overwhelmed with intelligent, ultra compassionate defense systems…egg business, fur business all kinds of animal based businesses…can go on without unnecessary cruelty…as the ALF argues…the concepts are actually related. They say in their credo that Human Freedom and Animal Rights go hand and hand. We think its wonderful.

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Petitioning at MoveOn.org

Monday, August 18th, 2014

At the Foundation Network Today…learning that with Move On they facilitate your ability to start your own petition. Is that worth anything?…I’d venture to say it probably is…is that worth significant? Don’t know how much yet:  I’d love to catalogue some achievements of the really interesting and I think pretty compassionate, Moveon.org down the line…. but here’s a note from Move On today.

Dear MoveOn member,

Here’s how it’ll go:

You see something that needs a change, so you start a petition on MoveOn’s website.

You recruit your friends to sign it and they, in turn, get their friends.

We send it out to some of our members and they get really excited about it, so we send it to everyone in your city, your state, or maybe even all 8 million MoveOn members.

Now that you have a bunch of people on board, you organize them. We give you the support you need. You use our email tool to have them call their representatives, get more signers, go to events.

MoveOn pays for you to print up copies of your petition, and you deliver it to the person you’re petitioning. You get on TV and in the newspaper.

And you win.

It’s happened hundreds of times already. It could very easily happen to you. All you need is a good enough idea and the willingness to put in the time. Show us you mean business and we’ll be with you every step of the way. You really can do this. How about it?

Click here to start your own petition right now.

Thanks for all you do.

–Milan, Maria, Bobby, Mark, and the rest of the team

P.S. If you get 20 signatures on your petition, we’ll email it to at least 1,000 people in your area to help it grow (assuming, of course, that it’s consistent with MoveOn members’ progressive values).

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