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Students Sofia Valdez, left, and Sophia Portolese, wear clothes that were once banned at Alameda High School in Alameda, Calif., one of many schools whose dress-code policies are in the news this year. Alameda High now allows students to wear ripped jeans and midriff tops.
—Brittany Hosea-Small/The San Francisco Chronicle

Do School Dress Codes Discriminate Against Girls?

A spate of viral videos is sparking questions about whether school dress code policies unfairly single out girls. (August 31, 2018)

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Student misbehavior and discipline is a major source of friction between principals and teachers. Veteran educators share how they build consensus around discipline in their schools.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
New research suggests that many young hackers tend to have the same qualities as other students who engage in more traditional troubled behavior.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Actions such as chewing gum, playing with a phone, tapping feet, napping, mouthing off or being out of uniform may still bring consequences—but it won’t be suspension.
October 1, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A federal investigation of Chicago's failures to respond to sexual violence in schools raises troubling questions for school districts nationwide.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Orlando Police Department Officer Dennis Turner, who sparked national outrage after arresting two 6-year-old students at a charter school last week, has been fired, Chief Orlando Rolón said Monday evening.
September 24, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
"Kernels," a method for teaching SEL skills through flexible, short activities, show early promise for making social-emotional learning instruction a reality in more schools.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Three ongoing lawsuits make the case that schools have a responsibility to consider and mitigate the effects of students' personal traumas on their learning.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
With reports of dozens of cases of teens and young adults hospitalized with breathing problems and lung damage in recent weeks, potentially linked to vaping, school leaders across the country are starting the new academic year even more anxious about what they see as an "epidemic" among students.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
Will teachers use the "originality reports" added to Google's popular Classroom platform to target cheaters—or tee up teachable moments about fair use and proper citation?
September 4, 2019 – Education Week

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