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School Dress Code

Does This Dress Look Too Bare? One Utah High School Said Yes

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.29.2015 | Teen

When 16-year-old Gabi Finlayson stumbled upon the perfect dress, she couldn't wait to wear it to her school dance. Finlayson, who attends Lone Peak...

Student Suspended For Pink Hair After Charity 'Color Run'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents

Last weekend, elementary school student Hailey Stone of Edna, Texas, participated in a charity "color run." When she returned to school on Monday, she...

Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call.

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Make no mistake: dress codes are increasingly becoming an excuse for sexualizing women and disgracing young girls for the apparent pleasure of those in power. It's bullsh*t.

Target And Sexy Clothes For Girls: Thoughts From A Mom Of Boys

Melissa Fenton | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

Recently, something happened in my house and it got me thinking about how our children's clothing tastes, and maybe their perceptions of bodies and modesty, are really formed.

200 Detentions Were Given Because Of This School Dress Code

AP | Posted 11.15.2014 | Teen

NEW YORK (AP) — A strict new dress code adopted by a Staten Island school has resulted in several detentions in the last two weeks. A city Departme...

Superintendent Allegedly Calls Female Dress Code Violators 'Skanks'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women

A high school superintendent in Oklahoma is in hot water over some alleged comments she made about female students' attire. At the end of school on...

Rastafarian Student Reportedly Punished At School Over Dreadlocks

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion

A Louisiana school district’s dress code is violating a student’s constitutional rights, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The A...

Nursing School Quickly Pulls Sign Warning Women Not To Show Cleavage

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.05.2014 | College

A sign placed in the hallways at the University of Texas at Austin's School of Nursing stating that short skirts, low-rise pants and low-cut shirts re...

School Reportedly Sends Girls Home Over Visible Bra Straps

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.30.2014 | Teen

A group of around 30 students in Canada were reportedly sent home from their high school this week for wearing clothes that the dress code deemed too ...

Parents Explain Why School's Leggings 'Ban' Sends The Wrong Message To Students

Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents

Parents at a Chicago-area middle school are speaking out against a purported ban on leggings and tight yoga pants arguing the dress code policy unfair...

Dress Codes or How Schools Skirt Around Sexism and Homophobia

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and LGTBQ youth are disproportionately affected by school dress codes. Challenging schools to align unexamined, traditional dress codes to contemporary values is a tangible place to start if you're interested in teaching kids to live in a diverse, tolerant society.

Parents Furious After Daughter Sent Home From School For Blue Hair

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

The parents of a Greeley, Colo. girl are furious after their daughter was sent home from school over hair coloring. Brentwood Middle School officia...

Minnetonka High School Principal Makes Leggings Plea: 'Cover Your Butts Up'

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Minnetonka High School Principal Dave Adney is asking students to "keep things covered up," a request that has garnered parental support and student r...

Dad Protests Principal For Teaching Teen About Porn

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Steven Werner is protesting a Michigan principal's decision to educate his daughter on porn, calling it an act of bullying and demanding a written apo...

District Rejects High School's Democratic Vote To Overturn Dress Code

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven's superintendent of schools put his foot down on experimentation in New Haven "...

District Balks At High School's Democratic Vote To Overturn Dress Code

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Students and teachers at a "turnaround" school got a double lesson in democracy: They vot...

Ohio Students Told To Remove Gay-Supporting Rainbow T-Shirts

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

A group of Celina High School students are at the center of a contentious debate on free speech after nearly two dozen students were told to remove th...

Girl Suspended For Untucked Shirt

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

Parents of 12-year-old Danielle O'Neal are threatening to sue North Carolina's Pamlico County Schools after their daughter was suspended for a partial...

Florida Teen Fights For His 'Right To Spike'

Posted 09.28.2012 | Education

Asher Stonesifer, 17, vowed to continue his “fight for the right to spike,” even after DeLand High School principal Mitch Moyer upheld his decisio...

Was My Son Switched At Birth?

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 11.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

As I look at my young son, I am not one bit surprised that he is in perfect dress code: collared shirt, navy shorts and sneakers. His hair is combed and his face is washed. Is this really my child?

My Daughter Is Going Back To School... So What Am I Going To Wear?

Christina Anderson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style
Christina Anderson

This week, my five-year-old daughter starts kindergarten. But the big question on my mind is, with a new school full of unfamiliar teachers and parents, what am I going to wear?

Boy In Trouble For Wearing Out-Of-State Shirt Gets Huge Surprise

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

The 5-year-old kindergarten student who was told to turn his University of Michigan T-shirt inside out will be receiving a hero's welcome at an upcomi...

School: Boy Violated Dress Code By Wearing Shirt For Out-Of-State Team

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

One Oklahoma elementary school has a strict dress code policy -- no college apparel that isn't from Oklahoma. Last week, Wilson Elementary School's...

Texas School District Relaxes Dress Code, Allows Tattoos

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

In stark contrast to many schools across the country, Brazosport Independent School District in Texas is actually easing up on its dress code this sch...

100 Miss. Students Suspended On First Day For Their Shoes

Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

Nearly 100 Canton High School students received in-school suspensions on their first day last Wednesday after sporting neon-colored shoes, neon shoe s...