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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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Sandra Bland's brutal encounter with the police earlier this summer holds lessons for teachers in de-escalating conflict, writes Adam Feinberg.
September 2, 2015 – Education Week
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
A pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions deal with issues playing out in schools as much as in the rest of society.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Students with disabilities get more than their share of suspensions and expulsions—and that can lead many of them to drop out of school.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
In a new survey, 89 percent of college admissions officials said students' discipline histories are factored into their admissions process.
May 29, 2015 – Education Week
Amid racially charged incidents in U.S. cities, some advocacy and law-enforcement groups are taking steps to foster better relations between police and minority youths.
May 20, 2015 – Education Week
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
April 15, 2015 – Education Week
Throughout U.S. schools, black males are disciplined more than any other group, writes education professor Tyrone Howard.
April 1, 2015 – Education Week
March 25, 2015 – Education Week
Young victims of cyberbullying have few tools at their disposal to protect themselves, writes lawyer Kenneth A. Linzer.
March 18, 2015 – Education Week

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