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Education Week’s Photos of the Year for 2017

By Education Week Photo Staff — December 19, 2017 1 min read
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Education Week‘s favorite photographs from 2017, captured by staff and a nationwide network of freelance, wire service and newspaper photojournalists, document news events, policy developments, and people in pre-K-12 education in the United States.

Autumn Edwards and her mother, Lindsey Edwards, walk into Prairie Mountain School in Eugene, Ore. The school offers a transition program that gives children a chance to practice kindergarten-level social skills before starting school.
Mirta Rosales, the parent coordinator at P.S. 188 in New York City, greets a student during the last week of the school year. The school provides a range of health and social services to students and families in an effort to blunt the effects of poverty on student achievement.
Melody Arabo, a teacher at Keith Elementary School in West Bloomfield Hills, Mich., commuted back and forth in 2017 between her job as a teacher ambassador fellow at the U.S. Department of Education and her home in Michigan—part of her commitment to representing her fellow teachers. The job of the teacher fellows is to represent teachers’ perspectives to federal policymakers.
Tessa Horstmann, a tutor at Impact Academy at Orchard Lake, helps Ashton Ruiz learn to identify letters. The Lakeville, Minn., public school is among an estimated 115 teacher-powered schools that are operating in 18 states.
School resource officer Derrick Hammond greets senior Kemari Averett at Grady High School in Atlanta. The school district formed and trained its own police force as part of an effort to improve school climate for its 51,000 students
Berenice Oliva, a DACA recipient, is a sophomore at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn. Oliva earned a college scholarship from Equal Chance for Education, a group that grants financial support to DACA-protected students.
Students in an English literacy for newcomers class work together on a class presentation at Como Park High School in St. Paul, Minn. For more than 30 percent of the students in the district, English is not their first language.
John D. Marshall, the chief equity officer for the Jefferson County school district in Louisville, Ky., was named a Leader To Learn From by Education Week for his passionate advocacy for students of color, those who are homeless, and the disadvantaged in the 101,000-student district.
Eighth grader Erika Faircloth watches veterinarian Julie Boone perform an operation in Wynne, Ark. Erika’s job-shadowing experience at the veterinary clinic grew out of a push by the state to provide better career advice to students headed into the workforce as well as to college.
Juniors Alia Russo, 16, right and Sophia Cresta, 16, feed goats at Champlain Valley High School in Hinesburg, Vt. Vermont is a national leader in supporting personalized learning at the state level.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos cheers with Eastern Hancock students during a high school football game between Eastern Hancock and Knightstown in Charlottesville, Ind. The stop came during last fall’s “Rethink School” tour by DeVos
Shakeda Gaines, left, president of the Philadelphia Home and School Council, celebrates with Arlene Kenpin outside the school district building after the state-run School Reform Commission voted to dissolve state oversight of Philadelphia city schools.
Members of the Oakland Unified School District Band kneel while performing the national anthem prior to a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics in September in Oakland, Calif.
After Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastrucre, Mariano Ramis de Ayreflor, 18, uses a downed palm tree as a bridge over a crevasse in his yard to run an extension cord to his neighbor so they can share in electricity from his family’s generator in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The Tubbs Fire inflicted major damage on Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., in October. Most of the main office, library and 20 classrooms at the Catholic school were destroyed in the blaze.
Elizabeth Aine Harding, center, and other girls spread rose petals around a Confederate monument as part of a Memorial Day observance this year in Fredericksburg, Va.
Students help rig nets and lines as they assist the boat’s captain during a field trip for students at the Marine Academy of Science and Technology in Highlands, N.J.
Students Parker Davis and Alina Lopez, right, talk about words and acts that cause happiness during morning circle time in teacher Susannah Young’s 2nd grade class at Lincoln Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. Young focuses on developing students’ writing skills and interpersonal skills by fostering peer-to-peer conversations, part of a larger effort to infuse social-emotional learning in the classroom.
Students try to untangle themselves from a ‘human knot’ during a field day exercise at Greene Central Central High School in Snow Hill, N.C. The students are part of the Peer Group Connection mentor program, which pairs upperclassmen mentors with new 9th graders to help guide them through their transition to high school.
Martin County Middle School student Chloe Diamond, left, flicks classmate Austin Horn on the forehead during a lesson on dealing with intimidating behavior, part of a tiered-intervention initiative in the Warfield, Ky. district.
Ron Brown College Preparatory High School students greet each other during the morning circle in Washington. The all-male school is designed specifically to meet the needs of young black men in the nation’s capital.

A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.

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