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School Dress Codes

Students Stand Up For Teens Who Say They Were Sent Home For Cross-Dressing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

Teens at a Washington state high school are standing up for students who say they were sent home from school for dressing up like the opposite sex. ...

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.

The Embarrassing Outfit One School Made A Teen Wear For Violating The Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.05.2014 | Teen

A Florida student says she is embarrassed by the punishment she received after violating her school's dress code, reports ABC News. Fifteen-year-o...

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...

These Quotes Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen

"I understand that girls shouldn't be coming to school with their butts or chests hanging out, but there has to be a happy medium."

Being Asked To Follow Dress Code Rules Isn't Harassment -- It's Life

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

High school is not just a place where you learn how to be yourself, it's a place where you learn to function in society and like it or not, society has rules.

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really own them

Student Accuses School Of 'Shaming Girls For Their Bodies' With Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.02.2014 | Teen

A Canadian teen who says she was recently admonished for violating her school’s dress code is accusing school officials of shaming female students. ...

How Far Is Too Far With School Dress Codes?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Young...

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 and Other Sorry Excuses for Policing Identity

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

Dress codes facilitate abuse, first by enforcing the notion that there is a "right" and a "wrong" way to dress, and that transgressers can and should be punished, and secondly by normalizing the punishment. There is no legitimate reason for this.

District Issues Cheerleader Uniforms, Then Bans Them From Class

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

Some parents in a Florida school district are upset that cheerleaders are being prohibited from wearing their uniforms to class, despite the fact that...

Why These Students Are Protesting Their School Dress Code (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.01.2013 | Teen

Grace and Patrice DiChristina -- two sisters who attend Greenwich High School in CT. -- thought that their school's dress code was unfair and encourag...

Junior High Bans Girls' Tight Pants Because They Distract Boys

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

Last week a Petaluma, Calif., junior high school placed a ban on girls' tight-fitting pants because the boys were reportedly getting too distracted. T...

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...

Teen Suspended For Pink Hair Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

South Carolina mother Denise Sargent is upset that her daughter Rheanne was suspended for dying her hair pink to support National Breast Cancer Awaren...

Teen Sent Home For Wearing 'I Enjoy Vagina' T-Shirt

Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

"They use the word in class -- why can't I, on a shirt?"

Stansbury High School Girls Barred From Dance For 'Short' Dresses

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

TOOELE, Utah -- A Utah public high school principal has apologized to dozens of teens who were turned away from their homecoming dance because their d...

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...

Students Protest Dress Codes On 'Slutty Wednesday'

Posted 06.08.2012 | Teen

In a protest against the school's new dress code, students at Stuyvesant High School in New York City took a stand against the administration. Yesterd...

Middle Schooler Faces Suspension For Crazy Haircut

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

Patrick Gonzalez, a student at Woodlake Hills Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, was given in-school suspensionfor coming to class with the likeness...

Middle Schooler Suspended For Red Hair

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

Hannah Adams, a 13-year-old student at Riverside Middle School in Greer, S.C., received a week of in-school suspension for coming to class with her ha...

School Denies Student's Request To Wear Kilt To Prom

Posted 04.01.2012 | Chicago

A senior high school student in southwestern Illinois will be resigned to wearing pants to his prom, after a Tuesday decision by the school board bann...

Principal Bans Halloween Costumes, Says Holiday Is 'Problematic'

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

A Massachusetts elementary school principal has lashed out against traditional American holidays, banning costumes in school for Halloween and telling...

School Board: Facial Piercings OK

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- A North Carolina school system that had been involved in a dispute with a student over her nose piercing has now changed its dress...