Education Week staff and contributing photographers strive to put our viewers inside the story, offering an intimate look at the people directly affected by education news and policy. Our best photos cover the big stories as well as the little moments of 2011, from state budget cuts, the congressional wrangling over the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to the life of a GED student, and the simple joys of summer. It’s been a great year for photography. Here’s hoping next year is even better. We’ve got some wonderful projects lined up already. Stay tuned.
A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.