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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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School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Building a better principal pipeline requires improved hiring practices and on-the-job support, writes the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
From shooting threats to Nazi chat groups, students have been punished by school officials for their posts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.
June 29, 2017 – Education Week
How students feel about their place in school affects behavior, discipline, and academic achievement, a growing body of research finds.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Before tackling bigger K-12 challenges, states must address unfair suspension rates, writes Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator from Ohio.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Districtwide school discipline reforms can disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Superintendents Robert Runcie and Antwan Wilson would know.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
The school district is building its own police department from scratch, putting officers through specialized training on how to build positive relationships with students and work in school settings.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a Denver federal appeals court judge, has written or joined in opinions involving school discipline, special education, school employee speech, and more.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

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