School dress codes aren’t just for students anymore

School dress codes aren’t just for students anymore, reports USA Today. More schools are adopting dress codes for teachers.

When kids in one Kansas school district return to class this fall, they won’t be seeing cutoff shorts, pajama pants or flip flops — on teachers.

. . . Jeans are banned in at least one elementary school in New York City. A school district in Phoenix is requiring teachers to cover up tattoos and excessive piercings. And several Arizona schools are strictly defining business casual.

Nineteen percent of schools require uniforms for students, double the rate of 10 years ago, reports the National Center for Education Statistics.

School uniforms don’t affect achievement

School uniforms don’t affect achievement, but may improve attendance slightly for girls in middle and high school, a new study shows.