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2008-09-10 21:00:21

By East County Times In a weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers to answer a question via e-mail. Last week's question: Some schools in East County have instituted a uniform policy this school year. How is it working so far? Do you like the idea of a uniform clothes policy? Should other schools follow suit? I LOVE THE uniform policy. I think free dress is OK as well. I have a child in kindergarten who doesn't know the difference or doesn't seem to care. All he knows is...

2008-09-08 18:00:31

Duval County Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals appeared in a live chat on Jacksonville.com on Thursday. Here are some excerpts: Whatever happened to the school uniform requirements for elementary and middle schools? It's still possible to have it required, but it has to go through the school advisory council. When we looked at it, we had to have an opt-out policy because we knew it would be legally challenged, probably through the U.S. Supreme Court. I think we need to come back and say...

2008-08-06 00:00:31

By LYDIA X. MCCOY, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7431 or mccoyl@courierpress.com The Warrick County School Board will discuss creating a committee to gauge interest in a pilot program for school uniforms at Boonville Junior High School when it meets Monday. School Superintendent Brad Schneider said board members are in the earliest stages of discussion and that should the board approve an impact statement for the program, it gives them the opportunity to put a proposal together....

2008-08-03 18:00:16

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Aug. 3--The Beaufort County School District's uniforms issue is one that's been fueledmostly with anecdotes. There is the angry mother at the school board meeting, tired of seeing scantily clad girls in school, the similarly fed-up father or teachers and school leaders who believe uniforms will curb teasing, eliminate distractions and end questions about dress codes. So, which problemwill school uniforms solve? Well, it depends on whom...

2008-07-23 21:00:36

By Donn Esmonde On Monday morning, Shauntia invited a visitor to play a board game she created. Each player rolls the dice, moves a marker to a space and takes a question card. The visitor's card read: Harriet Tubman. "Tell me what Harriet Tubman did?" asked Shauntia, a friendly kid with a wide smile. The visitor mentioned civil rights. "She led people to freedom," explained Shauntia, "on the Underground Railroad." Not every day is about board games in Kevin Doucet's seventh- grade...

2007-04-27 18:00:32

By MORGAN JOSEY The use of standard mode of dress in some district schools has had little effect on suspension rates and student achievement, Board of Education members learned Thursday. "I have a feeling if my daughter watched these school board meetings, she would text me and say: I told you so,' " said Amos Quick, whose daughter Jasmine attends Dudley High School and must wear a uniform. John Wright, chief auxiliary officer for the district, reviewed suspensions, office referrals...

2005-12-14 16:12:12

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Los Angeles girl who refuses to wear a school uniform has taken her fight to court, charging that school officials violated her civil rights by demanding she wear the blue skirt and white blouse. Duan'ne Land claims that she has been harassed, humiliated and even "battered" by staff at Horace Mann Middle School despite a Los Angeles Unified School District policy that allows students to opt out of wearing a uniform. "From time to...


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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
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