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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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Educators have a responsibility to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students who live in fear of being bullied at school, writes Peter DeWitt.
February 22, 2012 – Education Week
Hype, not science, is behind interest in single-gender classrooms, write Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers.
February 17, 2012 – Education Week (Web)
Just as single-sex schools are undergoing scrutiny in the U.S., a Caribbean study schools finds that they are academically beneficial for girls who prefer that environment but not for most boys or girls.
January 18, 2012 – Education Week
Efforts are under way to engage minority, underprivileged, and female students in STEM learning via programs outside the traditional school day.
January 11, 2012 – Education Week
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Girl vs. Test
When it comes to test-taking, aggression is a girl's best friend, writes psychologist Lisa Damour.
September 28, 2011 – Education Week
Gender stereotypes can stifle children cognitively and emotionally, but raising a gender-neutral child is not the answer, write Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett.
August 5, 2011 – Education Week
Schools should pay more attention to the social and emotional development of African-American boys in the early grades—and focus less on their academic skills, a group of scholars says.
June 15, 2011 – Education Week
The whole-class novel and the basal reader are alienating students from the written word and these practices must be stopped, writes Pam Allyn.
June 15, 2011 – Education Week
As a handful of school districts around the country continue to try to prevent students from forming gay-straight alliances, the U.S. Department of Education is putting schools on notice that federal law requires them to treat all student organizations the same.
June 14, 2011 – Education Week
After declining or stagnating for two years, states’ graduation rates are showing strong signs of improvement, Diplomas Count concludes.
June 9, 2011 – Education Week

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