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Share Your Favorite Back-to-School Photos

By Anthony Rebora — August 15, 2013 2 min read
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Guest post by Charlie Borst, director of photography for Education Week.

The buses are arriving. The hallways are swarming with students. And, all across the country, educators are taking deep breaths.

We are looking for creative, fun, inspiring, poignant, offbeat, and representative photographs that capture this exciting (if chaotic) time for schools, administrators, teachers, and students.

Photos can be tweeted, posted to Instagram, or sent to us directly. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2013.

We’ll be sharing your favorite back-to-school images with our audience of K-12 educators and decisionmakers. They’ll be featured in a photo gallery on our website that will be updated regularly over the next six weeks. Your photo may even appear on the pages of Education Week.

(Has your school already started? No problem. Just send us a photo that captures the meaning of the new year at your school.)

How to Submit

Tweet your photo to @edweekphoto or include the #EWbacktoschool hashtag.

Post your photo to Instagram with this hashtag: #EWbacktoschool.

Send your photo to

(Note: All email entries must be compressed jpeg images that are 1mb or smaller; .zip files cannot be accepted.)

Please include the name and location of your school.

The Fine Print

Submitted photographs must conform to your local school media policies regarding publication of identifiable students. By submitting photographs to us, you are giving Education Week permission to publish the photograph. Editors at Education Week will promptly review all submitted images, then select suitable and appropriate photographs for an online gallery that will appear on Education Week staff may choose a representative sample of these photographs to appear in a future print issue of Education Week as well. While you maintain the copyright to submitted photographs, Education Week may reuse these photographs to promote and/or advertise this project. The deadline is Oct. 1, 2013, but selected photographs will appear online as soon as they are chosen for publication.

Questions or comments? Email us at

Photo: Raymond Elementary School teacher Yvonne Silva hugs former kindergarten student Raylene De Alba, 6, during the first day of school on Aug. 12 in Fullerton, Calif. Silva, formerly a kindergarten teacher, made the move to 1st grade and was on hand to comfort the nerves of new and returning kids before the start of school.
—Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register/AP

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.