School dress codes continue to generate controversy
Dress codes in Washington, D.C., public schools continue to disproportionately impact black girls, according one report. Elsewhere, districts are removing references to gender in dress codes and allowing students more leeway over what they wear to class.
Student suicide tops concerns as schools open
Many district leaders have over the last few years implemented mental health screening for all students. Many administrators have also begun to train teachers and staff in mental health first aid techniques that enable educators to spot early warning signs of a student in distress and provide immediate assistance.