The people have spoken — and they want King James.
As of Thursday morning, more than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers replace Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. The numbers grow by the hour.
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Here’s how the Care2 petition explains the differences between the two candidates:
James recently opened his I Promise school, which will serve predominantly low-income students in Akron, Ohio. The school provides job placement services for their parents as well as free college tuition for graduates. Read more…
Julia is Sesame Street’s first autistic character and her mission is to make neuroatypical kids feel more comfortable and understand that there are kids out there just like them. She’s a sweet little muppet and now she’s getting her own Kickstarter campaign.
The campaign is raising $75,000 to produce content and a free book featuring Julia and her friends. They’ve just hit $10,000 in funding and it’s growing fast. $100 gets you a plush Julia doll and if they reach $150,000 they will print a paper copy of the new Julia book. The project aims to help reduce bullying of autistic children and the Sesame Street team will work with experts to create content and a book around Julia’s adventures.
From the team:
Julia’s television debut was greeted with hundreds of media stories and millions of social media impressions, but the biggest marker of our success was the overwhelming response from the autism community and beyond. Parents say their autistic children have more playdates because of Julia. Teachers report that their students are more inclusive in their play. One mother told us that she used the first Julia storybook to explain to her daughter that she, too, has autism. Her daughter responded, “So I’m amazing too, right?”
This is Sesame Street’s first Kickstarter and it’s really wonderful. This sort of community call-to-action is just what crowdfunding was born to do and it’s great to see the cash going to such a nice cause.
When the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to campus after the March for Our Lives and their week-long spring break, they were less than thrilled with having to wear transparent backpacks.
After the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Feb. 14th, new security measures were put in place on Monday that are aimed at preventing future violence at the school.
Many students expressed their disappointment with the policy on social media, stating the bags are a violation of privacy and won’t really help all that much.
But Cameron Kasky, one of the student leaders at the forefront of the #NeverAgain movement, decided to take a different approach. Read more…
Berklee College of Music announced a new scholarship created in honor of Phish bassist Mike Gordon.
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On Saturday, March 24, students all over the world are taking to the streets to say #NeverAgain with the March for Our Lives.
The march is just one of many protests — including March 14th’s National School Walkout — that have developed in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. The mission in these marches is to raise awareness and demand legislation to prevent further shootings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced blistering questioning from House Democrats on Tuesday as they confronted her on gun control, racism and LGBT rights….
Yesterday, veteran rockers Pearl Jam returned with the wide release of their first song in years, “Can’t Deny Me.” (It was previously available to members of their fan club.) After a period of silence from the band, it found them no less impassioned than at other points in their career when the world was … More »