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School Uniforms

Are You For Or Against School Uniforms? Two Fashion Editors Debate

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad and Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Style

There's nothing quite like the discussion of school uniforms to get HuffPost Style editors all riled up. The need -- or lack there of -- sparked a maj...

Thanks Britney For Changing The Course Of Uniform Style Forever

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.22.2014 | Style

There isn't an outfit that has been sexualized, scrutinized and given a sartorial spin quite like the school uniform. Traditionally worn as an ense...

School Dress Codes: The Funny-Not-Funny Video You Have to See

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Dress codes have less to do with sexy than with social order. They are like sumptuary laws, frequently, unconsciously or not, designed to protect a sexist, frequently racist and homophobic status quo and kids know it.

Authentic Civics Learning at BxDCA High School

Alan Singer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Bravo students, teachers, and administrators at BxDCA high school for real learning, not the phony stuff sold by Common Core and the high-stakes testing companies.

The Positives of Uniformity: One Student's Opinion On School Dress Codes

Angelina Massoia | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Angelina Massoia

Even I, who did not suffer first hand from bullying, can remember being comforted by the fact that all of my peers would be wearing the same thing, regardless of how popular, fashionable, beautiful, or wealthy they may be.

The Day I Made A Nun Very Angry

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In the summer of 1977, I moved to another suburb, and had to start seventh grade at a new school. I was 12 years old and well into the awkward years. Moving and starting at a new school is always tough, and being the new kid in seventh grade was especially challenging. At that age, the lines are already drawn, the cliques formed.

What Is Ellen's Virginia Connection?

Posted 05.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Local elementary school principal Angela Burnett could never have imagined that being a devoted viewer of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" wou...

Hymn Of A Catholic School Girl

Andrea Vale | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Andrea Vale

It is often assumed in today's largely secular society that attending a parochial school will lead to a parochial mind. I think I thought this, too, when I entered a Catholic high school.

Teen Ridiculed For Romney T-Shirt To Transfer From School

AP | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The father of a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl who says she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt s...

Teen Returns To Cheering School After Romney T-Shirt Flap

AP | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned...

Philadelphia Teacher Compares Student's Mitt Romney Dress-Down Day T-Shirt To Wearing A KKK Shirt

Posted 10.05.2012 | Education

A Philadelphia high school sophomore says she didn’t want to go back to Charles Carroll High after a geometry teacher ridiculed her for wearing a pi...

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?

Don't Bend Over: How Short Is Too Short for Shorts?

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Maybe it's because I'm too old. Or maybe it's because I'm just plain jealous. Or maybe, seriously, it's because I train teachers and work with hundreds of adolescents. In any case, I'm seriously shocked at the lack of length of today's shorts and dresses.

Give a Uniform, Change a Life

Milkshake | Posted 04.30.2012 | Good News
Milkshake

Neither was previously aware of the uniform problem, but once they began researching it, they realized that there was a need, one that no nonprofits currently met. They decided to start their own organization, and thus Tailored for Education was born.

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...

Orientations, Houses, and First Days of School, Eh?

Claire Krakowiak | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Claire Krakowiak

It has been a pretty cool experience to go to a Canadian school and see the comparisons between the countries. I still haven't picked up Canadian talk, but I have grown to like Tim Hortons.

How to Grab the Attention of Undecided Voters

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

Small details, exact costs, specifics, particulars -- all are fatal to a convention speech. Just ask Bill Clinton as he walked off the podium after delivering his keynote address at the 1988 Democratic Convention.