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School Dress Code

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...

My Daughter's 'Inappropriate' Outfit -- And Its Aftermath

SParker | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
SParker

Defiance is an alien concept in a rural Mormon community, but when it is packaged as safe, kid-friendly and uncontroversial it is quite popular.

Student Forced To Shave Matt Bonner Haircut, Scores Courtside Playoffs Tickets

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

Patrick Gonzalez, the 12-year-old student forced to shave off his haircut -- which was a tribute to San Antonio Spurs player Matt Bonner -- finally go...

Shirts Supporting Dad Paralyzed In War Cause Girls To Be Punished By Elementary School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education

Two girls from James Master Elementary School in Converse, Texas, are in trouble after officials claimed their t-shirts, which bore logos of the non-p...

WATCH: Teens Rap About School Uniforms In 'Dress Code Swagg' Video

| Posted 01.19.2012 | Home

Texas high school students are "wearin' khakis on the bottom, and polos on top" (and still "lookin' fly") in a rap music video that actually manages t...

Too Sexy For The High School Yearbook?

Posted 01.06.2012 | Denver

A Durango High School senior had her yearbook portrait yanked and says that school administrators told her the photo violated school dress code. Th...

POLL: Should School Dress Codes Ban 'Distracting' Hair And Piercings?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

A California high school has proposed a controversial new dress code which, if approved, would prohibit students from sporting "distracting" hair (suc...

School Uses Sharpie To Fill In Lines Shaved Into Student's Hair

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

A Texas student is upset with school officials, saying administrators went too far when they used a permanent marker to fill in lines shaved into his ...