newspaperEach week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking.


“Maine school engages kids with relevant problem-solving challenges” (via PBS) (5/6/13)

Young teen creates website to help protect animals (via Orlando Sentinel) (5/6/13)

“100 grannies proving activism knows no age” (via Iowa City Press-Citizen) (5/5/13)

“Indian shop owner, passionate for education, runs school for poor kids under a railway bridge” (via Washington Post) (5/5/13)

Fish seen using type of communication previously only observed with apes and ravens (via Psychology Today) (5/5/13)

“As death toll rises beyond 500, garment factory disaster ‘worst in world history’” (via Common Dreams) (5/3/13)

“Social emotional learning gets race to top boost” (via Education Week) (5/3/13)

Non-profit launches campaign to remind citizens of need for donations, not “likes” on social media (via The Verge) (5/3/13)

“The toy aisle is still sexist” but a few stores are responding to citizen pressure (via Salon) (5/3/13)

“Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school” (via NBCNews) (5/1/13)

Malala’s global voice inspiring others (via CNN) (4/30/13)

Study shows labeling light bulbs as “green” not always a benefit (via National Geographic) (4/30/13)

“Student-formed integrated prom puts school on the defensive” (via Education Week) (4/29/13)

EU votes for 2-year ban on bee-killing pesticides (via The Independent) (4/29/13)

“Greenhouse gas levels highest in 3m years” (via Sydney Morning Herald) (4/29/13)

“Sustainable” palm oil not so sustainable (via Grist) (4/26/13)

“24-hour shifts and deportation threats: the world of U.S. guest workers” (via Mother Jones) (4/25/13)