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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

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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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A student has the right to use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity, a lawyer told a federal court Thursday, arguing that the issue is about the right of transgender students to "equal dignity."
December 5, 2019 – AP
A mother is suing a Minnesota school district, claiming it discriminated against her son because he’s transgender.
November 22, 2019 – AP
It's high time to question the place of Shakespeare in our classrooms, writes middle school teacher Christina Torres. Our kids deserve to study stories that represent and validate their experiences and cultures. But throwing the Bard out entirely isn't the answer either.
October 1, 2019 – Teacher
Equipping teachers to help transgender students feel safe and included requires special training, advocates say.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.
April 30, 2019 – Education Week
Science, technology, engineering, and math diplomas open a lot of doors, writes Emilio Pack. But are they open to everyone?
April 23, 2019 – Education Week
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

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