On Board Online • October 9, 2017
By Jessica Goldstein
Over the last several years, you may have seen some well-publicized incidents in which 10 schools - public, charter and private - have subjected students to school discipline because of their hairstyles. Questions of discrimination have arisen because the styles involved are those favored by some African-American girls - Afros, box braids, natural texture, dreadlocks, twists and hair extensions.
According to news reports, charter schools and private schools have found these hair styles to violate dress codes by being "distracting," "faddish," "extreme," "untidy" or "uncontrolled."Read the entire article>>
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Nearly 2,500 school board members and administrators will be in Lake Placid next week to address such topics as opioid abuse, teacher shortages, student civil rights, mental health, testing and other issues facing New York schools.
The discussions will take place at the New York State School Boards Association's Annual Convention & Education Expo on October 12-14 at the Lake Placid Conference Center. This will be NYSSBA's first convention in Lake Placid.Read the entire news release>>
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