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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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Twenty-nine states ban corporal punishment, but rules vary even from district to district. Some schools reported using physical discipline even when their states said no.

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School districts have decisions to make about how—or whether—to change their approach to school discipline, following the Trump administration's decision last month to repeal Obama-era guidance concerning racial disparities in suspensions and expulsions.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Teenagers are taking up vaping nicotine and marijuana at an unprecedented clip, even as Generation Z continues to move away from drugs and tobacco use more generally, finds the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey.
December 17, 2018 – Education Week
Restraint and seclusion is controversial in the special education community; one in 100 students with special needs was restrained or secluded in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Researchers who study school security worry that K-12 leaders don’t have good data to back up their decision-making on school safety investments. They want to help.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation.
November 13, 2018 – Education Week
Jefferson County schools in Kentucky gave up a $15 million grant after 30 years and instead will spend $8 million to start a district-run early-childhood program.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Far too many teachers enforce overly strict school rules at their students’ expense, writes Chicago teacher Gina Caneva.
June 6, 2018 – Teacher
Whether or not the Trump administration rescinds Obama-era discipline guidance, Michael J. Petrilli has suggestions for what should come next.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
The school system is taking a "continuous improvement" approach to ironing out the kinks in a sweeping rollout of discipline reforms aimed at curbing school suspensions.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week

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