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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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In the year that the Tribune and ProPublica Illinois have reported on Illinois schools' use of seclusion and restraint, reporters have worked hard to become experts on the topic.
January 3, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
An administrator for Broward County schools faces a demotion and a nearly $44,000 pay cut because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher.
December 10, 2019 – AP
The slur isn't appropriate for school personnel or students of any race to ever use, writes Tyrone C. Howard.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
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
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
"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

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