Recently, Stockton Elementary in Chicago held their first annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Family Night. Organizers of the event, which included HEART staff, decided to have the students focus their presentations on humane education themes including topics like animal abuse, dog and cat homelessness, endangered species, recycled art,

By Sujatha Ramakrishna, M.D. Many states have laws mandating the teaching of humane education in public schools because of the positive effects that these programs have on our communities. They decrease bullying and other forms of verbal and physical abuse, and help children develop critical thinking skills. Teaching kids to