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Allentown starts new school year with uniform look

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Published On: Sep 03 2013 12:22:23 PM CDT

Allentown starts new year with uniforms

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Students in the Allentown School District are getting the new year started with a new look.

A new rule requiring school uniforms went into effect Tuesday.

The issue of uniforms was the source of debate earlier this year.

Supporters say uniforms will create a better learning environment with fewer distractions.

Critics say the requirement will be a financial hardship for many parents in the district.

But officials say almost all of the students arrived at school Tuesday dressed in the proper uniforms.