Photo Galleries on Education
Photo features on news and issues in K-12 education.
October 10, 2012 The organizers of Teach Tomorrow in Oakland, Calif., hope to encourage more adults from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds to enter the profession—and stay in it.
September 24, 2012 A new study draws attention to the large numbers of Detroit children who have been exposed to lead and establishes a link between blood-lead levels and lower academic performance.
September 18, 2012 William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine, uses a social-emotional-learning approach known as Responsive Classroom. A new study adds to the growing body of research showing that this type of learning can positively influence academic, as well as behavioral, results.
August 17, 2012 North Carolina has been a leader in early/middle colleges. A decade after introducing programs that allow high school students to study on college campuses, the Guilford County school district points to greater engagement and achievement among participants.
August 3, 2012 A new scholarship program launched this summer gives bright, low-income rural students the chance to take part in a challenging summer program at sites across the country. Photographer Melanie Burford spent a day documenting students and teachers during the Rural Connections program at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa.
June 21, 2012 The 857 empty school desks in this public installation represent the number of students nationwide who are dropping out every hour of every school day. The display was set up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 20. The College Board says it's launching a national grassroots effort, beginning with this installation, to tell the candidates vying for the White House, "Don’t Forget Ed."
June 13, 2012 Photographer Matt Roth breaks down his photo shoot with middle school students in Mill Creek, W.Va., who program their own video games. "I set up a portable studio in Mollie Ferguson’s classroom and focused on the students' 'concentration faces,'" he explains.
June 8, 2012 Approved by state lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley, Alabama's immigration law is considered the toughest in the nation. It is seen as effectively pushing undocumented immigrants from the state by curtailing many of their rights, putting the state's public schools and educators squarely in the middle of the human fallout.
May 22, 2012 On May 22, 2011, a devastating tornado touched down in Joplin, Mo., leveling five of the school district's 20 campuses and killing 161 people, including two high school students. One year later, Joplin is breaking ground on three new schools and playing host to President Barack Obama, who delivered a commencement address to Joplin High School graduates.
April 25, 2012 Deondre Davis is transitioning back to school and home life after a six-month stay at Wyoming Boys School, the state's most restrictive juvenile correctional facility. He is on track to graduate from high school this May, but most ex-offenders face barriers that make it difficult for a positive re-entry. Photographer Nathan W. Armes spent a day with the 17-year-old.
December 13, 2011 Follow Andrew Van Cleave, a 24-year-old who has an intellectual disability and ADHD, in his transformation from college student to Vanderbilt graduate.
December 6, 2011 In this slideshow, follow Gail Bottone as she tackles questions, meetings, paperwork, and headaches.
November 17, 2011 At Woodford High School in Versailles, Ky., educators are using P-20 data to inform decisions about making students college-ready.
November 14, 2011 This slideshow follows student Jose Franco's progress toward earning a GED.
August 3, 2011 This slide show follows Sandra Smith and Molene Martin, two grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren and becoming increasingly involved in their education.
July 13, 2011 The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission camp and other summer programs are helping low income students in the Katrina-ravaged Treme neighborhood.
June 10, 2011 A gallery of multimedia digital drawings, paintings, and music made by students from Anoka High School in Minn., Central Park Elementary School in Ala., and the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School in Calif.
May 6, 2011 On April 27, 2011, deadly storms swept across the Southern United States, killing at least 329 people in seven states and tearing apart more than a dozen schools.
April 6, 2011 Science centers, museums, botanical gardens, zoos, and aquariums are helping the public gain better understanding of science.
March 29, 2011 School districts are scrambling to put a flood of federal aid to use under the Race to the Top school reform initiative.
March 10, 2011 Protesters packed into the Wisconsin Capitol on March 9 after the state Senate voted to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers.
March 4, 2011 Protesters packed into the Wisconsin Capitol on March 9 after the state Senate voted to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers.
January 13, 2011 An accompaniment to our annual report, these slideshows and statistics offer a visual glimpse of the nation's economic pulse.
October 27, 2010 This slideshow looks at the candidates in the top congressional races to watch for their potential impact on education policy.
September 1, 2010 The Raul Yzaguirre School for Success in Houston is noted for its success in serving English-language learners.
August 24, 2010 As public schools open all over Gulf region this month, you don’t have to look far for signs of how the education landscape has changed since Hurricane Katrina struck five years ago.
April 19, 2010 Western Middle School, in Louisville, Ky., is one of 10 low-performing schools targeted by the state for intervention under a federal grant program.
March 3, 2010 Leadership groups are hoping the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act will include money for recruitment and training.
February 8, 2010 Schools in Haiti are reopening for the first time since an earthquake devastated the nation, though some areas are seeing slower progress than others. View this online gallery to see how schools in the country are coping in the wake of the disaster.
February 3, 2010 Federal law requires that districts help with transportation so students don't have to disrupt their educations when their families move.
January 19, 2010 A look at the first year of Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, in pictures. Duncan's record offers a template for the agency's future policy direction.
September 2, 2009 The Massachusetts Democrat, who died Tuesday, put an indelible stamp on education policy, from Head Start to NCLB, earning respect across the political aisle.
July 15, 2009 Singapore's success in turning out students with exceptional math and science skills has won praise from educators and scholars around the world. But recently, outside observers have become intrigued with another, less discussed feature of Singapore's education system: its career and technical education programs.
June 10, 2009 Federal officials have released the Salt Lake City district from scrutiny, citing ells "meaningful access" to educational programs.
April 22, 2009 Slovenia and Australia search for the means to improve student achievement—and their chances for success in the global arena.
April 8, 2009 The past 15 years have witnessed a spate of rampage-style attacks by student gunmen in schools around the country.
March 11, 2009 With an eye on key statistics, educators work to keep students on a path to graduation. Photos by John Zich for Education Week.
January 22, 2009 When KIPP Academy of Opportunity director Ian Guidera brought 12 of his students to Washington to see Barack Obama sworn-in as the 44th President he decided to use the trip as an opportunity to teach the students about the importance of strong leadership.
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