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Report spotlights DC school dress codes’ disproportionate impact on black girls

October 9, 2019

In the wake of research such as this and previous reports by the NWLC, which points to policies that can lead to discrimination and body shaming, some schools are reevaluating long-held policies around just how much students are allowed to express themselves in the form of clothing.

As Education Dive reported last year, many schools have turned to a model dress code put out by the Oregon Chapter of the National Organization of Women, which includes gender-neutral language and guidelines.

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