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December 24, 2008 A selected collection of photographs that appeared in Education Week and on

December 10, 2008 No iPods. No cellphones. No MySpace or Facebook. And always a sergeant around to keep things in check. No wonder the Army Preparatory School is working. Read the story.

October 8, 2008 With backing from foundations and a mayor who champions choice, Newark, N.J., may emerge as a model for other cities seeking to strengthen and expand their charter school sectors. Read the story.

September 23, 2008 A Nation at Risk urged schools to add more time to address what its authors saw as shortcomings in American education 25 years ago. Today, civic and education leaders recognize that students learn throughout their day, in and out of class. See the special report.

New Orleans School Taps All of Founders' Skills
Photos by Lee Celano, September 8, 2008 Keith Sanders, co-principal of the Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business, a new charter school for boys in New Orleans, explains the vision for the middle and high school for urban males that he and co-principal Tiffany Hardrick spent more than a year planning. Read the story.

D.C. School Chief Makes Her Rounds
Photos by Noah Devereaux, September 3, 2008 Michelle A. Rhee has become a favorite of the school reform set for her bold efforts to remake the public schools in the nation's capital. Photographer Noah Devereaux followed Ms.Rhee as she toured schools to mark the start of the school year. Read the story.

Urban Debate
Photos by John Zich, April 16, 2008 Teams from 18 big-city school districts competed in the first Urban Debate National Championship on April 4-6 in Chicago. Read the story.

Photos by Matthew Hinton, April 9, 2008 New Orleans educators must confront daunting instructional challenges in the Recovery School District this year. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, March 05, 2008 War, displacement, and lack of money have prevented Iraqi children from going to school for lengthy stretches of time. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, March 05, 2008 One Iraqi student's experience in Jordan. Gallery includes audio. Read the story.

Photos by Joe Jaszewski, February 13, 2008 Efforts are growing to assist charter schools in finding and affording facilities. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, January 15, 2008 Settling back in to school has been a struggle for thousands of New Orleans students whose lives were disrupted by Katrina. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans & Christopher Powers, January 9, 2008 A collection of Education Week staff's best photographs in 2007 on story topics ranging from Navajo education to New Orleans recovery.

Photos by Emile Wamsteker for Education Week, December 5, 2007 The role of the New York City Leadership Academy—created by Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein to recruit, train, and support new principals for the city’s toughest schools—has never been more central. Read the story.

Photos by Scott Cohen for Education Week, October 30, 2007 Amid heightened concern about preparing students for a global economy, the academically demanding International Baccalaureate program is catching on fast in U.S. schools. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, August 29, 2007 The changing face of America's migrant-student population means lower enrollment for a popular program—and new questions as Congrss weighs its renewal. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, August 29, 2007 To combat the problem of dropouts, the school district has launched a full-on campaign to get its rising freshmen into high school and keep them there. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, August 13, 2007 Academic camps are on the rise across the country, including ones to get adolescent girls excited about the exploration of science. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, June 20, 2007 While traveling for a story about science and math curriculum and teaching, Education Week photographer Sarah Evans explored the idea of space and people in China. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, June 5, 2007  Chinese leaders are redesigning the way students are taught math and science so the younger generation will be prepared to help a changing society move forward. Take a look at student life in China. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, Mar. 21, 2007 For Navajo children, a rigorous program draws on tradition to spur achievement. Read the story.

Rural Challenge
Photos by Gary Kazanjian, Jan. 31, 2007 Two school districts in the state’s agricultural Central Valley are working with Springboard Schools, a school improvement organization. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, Dec. 6, 2006 The St. Paul, Minn., school district has gained notice for its success in educating a large population of students of Hmong heritage who are learning English.
Read the story.

Photos by Barbara P. Fernandez, Nov. 8, 2006 The Boystown shelter in southwest Miami is a public school like few others. The school is for children classified by the federal government as "unaccompanied minors," meaning they were without their parents when caught by immigration officials. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, Dec. 6, 2006 Since 1959, After violence in poor immigrant neighborhoods shook the country last year, France responded by focusing more resources on schools facing the most pressing disadvantages. Read the story.

Photos by Chris Powers, Sept. 8, 2006. Since 1959, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in Riverdale, Md., has offered a summer day camp for visually impaired and blind children from the metropolitan Washington area.

Photos by Sevans, Aug. 9, 2006 The demand for summer employees and the concerns of families have helped fuel a successful backlash in some states against school starting dates that have been getting earlier. Read the story.

Photos by Wendi Leigh Poole, July 12, 2006 Students in Eagle Pass, Texas, go to summer camp to learn how to eat better, play harder, and make smarter decisions about their health. Read the story.

Photos by Bryan Terry and Andrew Trotter, June. 21, 2006 At Midwest City High School, detection or "sniff" dogs have helped deter students from bringing illicit drugs to school in cars and book bags. Read the story.

Photos by Emile Wamsteker, May 17, 2006 The New York City public schools, the nation’s largest school system, has hired Cambridge Education, based in the English city of the same name—to help design a process for judging how well schools make decisions about instruction. Read the story.

Photos by Jakub Mosur, April 26, 2006 Lincoln High School, a magnet campus for visual and performing arts in the San Jose Unified School District, not only has a vast array of theater, music, and dance classes but also one of the most rigorous graduation requirements in California. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, March 8, 2006 Satin, a 5-year-old golden retriever-Labrador mix, is a teaching tool on four legs to Sarah Garvin, an 8th grader with Down syndrome. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, Feb. 15, 2006 This presentation highlights the predicament of the communities in these areas as each adjusts to the 'new normal' of a post-Katrina way of life. Read the story.

Photos by Sandy Huffaker, Nov. 9, 2005 More than a decade ago, no one held out much hope for the poor, immigrant children at Kennedy Middle School. Nobody thinks that now. Read the story.

Photos by Desikan Thirunarayanapuram, Oct. 14, 2005 Lauded for producing some of the world's most impressive minds in science and mathematics,India also has one of the world's highest illiteracy rates. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, Sept. 7, 2005 The decrepit building that a U.S. school planner spotted in Honduras a decade ago has led to a blueprint for better facilities. Read the story.

Photos by Robert Benson, Aug. 31, 2005 Just a few weeks ago, he played Vegas, showing off his basketball moves at a Nike-sponsored camp. Before that, he packed his bags for Houston. Now he’s on the road again, here in San Diego, for an invitation-only “Jr. Phenom” camp hosted by Adidas. Dylan is 12 years old. Read the story.

Photos by Max Whittaker, Sept. 1, 2005 By embracing NCLB, a tiny rural school in the California foothills has driven its scores to the top and received unexpected recognition. At a cost. Read the story.

hotos by Sevans, June 22, 2005 KURA 98.9 LP-FM is one of only a few radio stations in the country managed and produced by high school students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Read the story.

Photos by Bill Lyons/Getty Images, June 15, 2005 As Jordan strives to turn its education system into a model for the Middle East, the path it charts must cross modern methods with centuries of tradition. Read the story.

Photos by Christopher Powers, May 18, 2005 The outsiders' art of slam poetry has gotten students who are often bored with how the subject is taught in school excited about the craft. Read the story.

Photos by David Kidd, May 1, 2005 "If you study ballet ... you give a lot of hours to it and you become very disciplined. You take that into your schooling,"says Todd Eric Allen, a teacher who's built a ballet-centered public school that aces standardized tests. Read the story.

Photos by Allison Shelley, Mar. 16, 2005 The AIDS pandemic has crippled schooling in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, a teachers' union initiative is trying to help heal the education system. Read the story.

Photos by Allison Shelley, Jan. 19, 2005 A new private school aims to help overweight boys and girls make better decisions about how much to eat and how often to exercise. Read the story.

Photos by Sevans, Nov. 10, 2004 The Mesa, Ariz., school district opened Parent University 18 years ago as a place where adults could discuss and hone parenting skills. Read the story.

Photos by James W. Prichard, April 28, 2004 Built in the early 1900s for African-American children, "Rosenwald schools" are disappearing from the landscape. Read the story.

Photos by Allison Shelley, January-May 2004 Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, this special five-part series takes stock of the role of race in education, looking at key issues, developments, and localities.

Photos and text by Andrew Trotter, Dec. 16, 2003 FWith a land mass the size of Virginia but only 280,000 inhabitants, Iceland is the most thinly populated country in Europe. Staff Writer Andrew Trotter shares his impressions of schooling in Iceland. Read the accompanying story.

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