A third grader in Michigan was pulled out of school pictures and put in the principal's office because of a hairstyle that the school deemed "extreme."
A 9-year-old who was dress-coded for wearing a tank top responded by wearing a shirt that read, "Right to bare shoulders."
The updated dress code is meant to ensure students are not unfairly disciplined for clothing choices based on their "gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, body type/size, religion, and personal style."
An officer was arrested on suspicion of discussing sexual activity with a minor after a man used a Snapchat "gender switch" filter to pretend he was a teen girl.
Ava McDermott and her friend Sophia created a Change.org petition that inspired their school district to write a new dress code.
Morey Belanger's classmates have fully embraced the 6-year-old student who suffers from hearing loss.
“Having a typical 13-year-old in your home can be a significant challenge for anyone,” Lanning wrote, “and Damien's additional needs proved too much for his caregiver.”
The fundamental flaws in school dress codes have Gen Z students taking action for the right to express themselves. With social media and the internet being their main connections to the world, they are protesting, starting online petitions and creating websites and hashtags to make their case. A high school in Hawaii with a strict code for prom dresses pushed a student to start a petition charging the restrictions with being “discriminating and insulting to girls.” A student in Pennsylvania spoke out against a discriminatory commencement ceremony rule. In New Jersey, after a student refused to take off a head wrap, she and her mother went viral on social media. In Arkansas, Laura Orsi started a website and movement on social media called PassTheSkirt, which encourages students to wear skirts and shorts that are shorter than the rule, post a photo with the hashtag, and then pass the clothing to someone of a different race or gender. And a mom in Texas called out a school district for its "sexist" dress code.
One student spoke up for her graduating class when the school tried to prohibit girls from wearing pants to graduation.
The students in question, who cannot be identified by gender, race, or grade to protect their privacy, allegedly used the "N-word" on a "private social media account which was viewed by "many" in the school community.
A school district trustee called the incident "unbelievably unacceptable."
A high school student in Kentucky says that she was “extremely humiliated” by a teacher who reprimanded her for a set of overalls, which she alleges are within the school’s dress code.
Student journalists for a high school newspaper blasted Betsy DeVos in an op-ed after the teens say they were turned away from a discussion on education.
"My intention was to show them how much Jesus loved them and I loved them as a student leader for almost four years now," the youth pastor said in an online apology.