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.
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