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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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The Kavanaugh confirmation process demonstrates that schools must offer boys space to understand their emotional responses, writes Jeff Frank.
October 24, 2018 – Education Week
The Education Department's office for civil rights will investigate whether a Georgia elementary school's policy for transgender students contributed to the alleged assault of a girl.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
A spate of viral videos is sparking questions about whether school dress code policies unfairly single out girls.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Women face discrimination and sexual harassment in K-12 schools, too, writes Amy Williams. Here’s how male educators can help change the culture that allows these attacks.
August 1, 2018 – Teacher
Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
In the age of #MeToo, schools have an important role to play in combating sexual harassment, writes sociologist Lorena Garcia.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
The #MeToo movement has brought widespread attention to gender-based harassment in all walks of life. Will it do the same for sex education in schools?
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A 33-nation study finds that boys tend to score higher in reading when 60 percent or more of their classmates are girls.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Several districts in recent years have opened single-gender public schools, many with a mission to improve the academic achievement of boys of color. Overall, the number of single-gender public schools remains tiny, just 283 in a nation of more than 90,000 public schools.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The three-part audio series Raising Kings profiled a high school for young men of color in Washington, D.C., where educators devote as much time to meeting the social-emotional needs of their students as they do their academic needs. Here’s a deeper dive into some of the issues raised by the series.
November 7, 2017 – Education Week

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