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Eric Griffith, 55, poses for a portrait in front of a school bus in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Griffith, who has been a school bus driver for 20 years, delivered meals and educational materials during the first couple months of the coronavirus pandemic when schools shifted to remote learning.
Eric Griffith has been a bus driver for Duval County schools in Jacksonville, Fla., for 20 years. He's been driving students all year and hopes to get his coronavirus vaccine soon.
Charlotte Kesl for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Audio Driving the School Bus, Waiting for a Vaccine
A veteran bus driver holds out hope he won't get COVID-19 while awaiting his first vaccination.
Catherine Gewertz, March 19, 2021
3 min read
John Urschel
Former professional football player John Urschel, the author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Mind and Matter:  A Life in Math and Football</i>, is making it his mission to encourage more students of color to enter STEM fields.
National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
Future of Work Q&A How to Get More Students of Color Into STEM: Tackle Bias, Expand Resources
Mathematician and former National Football League player John Urschel on what it will take to see more students of color in STEM careers.

Kevin Bushweller, March 2, 2021
5 min read
Jack Fitzgerald, 14, an 8th grader at Hogg Middle School in Houston, Texas, plays Rocket League at home this week when school was cancelled because of icy weather and widespread power outages. Jack's family had to stay with friends briefly when their home lost power and indoor temperatures plunged.
Jack Fitzgerald, 14, an 8th grader at Hogg Middle School in Houston, Texas, plays Rocket League at home this week when school was cancelled because of icy weather and widespread power outages. Jack's family had to stay with friends briefly when their home lost power and indoor temperatures plunged.
Courtesy of Ginny Goldman
Families & the Community Audio A Storm, Power Outages, and a Pandemic: Texas Educators and Families Describe a School Year Upended
On top of the deadly pandemic, millions of people in Texas lost heat and water for days after a winter storm. Hear how families and educators coped.
February 19, 2021
2 min read
Denise Jensen, a teacher at the Navajo Preparatory School, stands for a portrait on a dirt road just outside of Farmington, N.M. on Feb. 1, 2021.
Denise Jensen is a teacher at New Mexico's Navajo Preparatory School, a boarding school for Native American students that has been closed for almost a year. She's been teaching her students remotely since March 2020.
Steven St. John for Education Week
Teaching Profession Audio Sitting on the Roof at Night for Internet: Pandemic Learning in the Navajo Nation
A teacher at a college-prep school for Native American students sees the struggles her students face daily to do their schoolwork from home.
Catherine Gewertz, February 3, 2021
7 min read
Patrick Petty is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School whose sister Alaina Petty, 14, was killed. He’s among a handful of students who lost a sibling in the attack and still attend the school.
Josh Ritchie for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Audio One Year After Parkland, What’s Changed?
Education Week asked those involved in issues of safety, guns, and youth engagement how Parkland has changed the debate.
February 12, 2019
6 min read
Ron Brown Hallway 2000
Kavitha Cardoza/Education Week
Equity & Diversity Audio Irreconcilable Differences: A Clash Over Academics at D.C. School for Young Black Men
At Ron Brown, lofty ideals crash into reality. Many students are on track to fail, and faculty are revolting against the grading policies.
Kavitha Cardoza & Cory Turner, November 1, 2017
2 min read
Ron Brown Part 2 Bluest Eye 2000
Kavitha Cardoza/Education Week
Equity & Diversity Audio 'They Can't Just Be Average': Profound Academic Challenges in a D.C. School for Young Black Men
At Ron Brown, daunting academic challenges have become glaringly obvious as the school year gets under way.
Kavitha Cardoza & Cory Turner, October 25, 2017
1 min read
Ron Brown Tie 2000 full
Kavitha Cardoza/Education Week
Equity & Diversity Audio Let Brotherly Love Continue: An All-Male Public School Opens
As Washington D.C.'s first all-male public high school opens, 100 9th graders will experience a school grounded in love and empathy.
Kavitha Cardoza & Cory Turner, October 18, 2017
1 min read