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Photos and videos from classrooms and school communities tell powerful stories of students' challenges and triumphs and the educators who help put them on a path to success.
Student Well-Being Video Pandemic Transitions – A Group of Hawaii 8th Graders Looks to High School
Honolulu’s Punahou School 8th graders have experienced a mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person learning over the past 14 months of COVID-19.
Student Well-Being Video Pandemic Transitions – A Group of California 5th Graders Anticipate Middle School
Fifth graders from Montclair Elementary in Oakland, Calif., reflect on their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Teaching Profession Video 2021 National Teacher of the Year: Special Education Is the 'Heartbeat' of Schools
Juliana Urtubey, an elementary special education teacher in Las Vegas, is the third special educator to receive the national honor in the program's nearly seven-decade history.
School Climate & Safety Video A Year of Activism: Students Reflect on Their Fight for Racial Justice at School
Education Week talks to three students about their year of racial justice activism, what they learned, and where they are headed next.
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Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
David Zalubowski/AP
Equity & Diversity Video What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Are States Banning It? (Video)
Several state legislatures have severely limited the way teachers can discuss issues of race in the classroom.
Student Well-Being Video The Awkward, Exciting, and Uncertain Transitions to Middle School, High School, and College
Students in 5th, 8th, and 12th grades anticipate their transition from pandemic schooling to a new level of education in the fall.
Jaclyn Borowski , Eric Harkleroad & Brooke Saias
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Student Well-Being Video Pandemic Transitions – High School Seniors Ready for College
Graduating seniors look back on their senior year and look ahead at what's to come for each of them as they pursue a college education.
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Interactive Projects

School & District Management Interactive A Year of COVID-19: What It Looked Like for Schools
This timeline offers a look at how a full year of living and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded.
Education Week Staff
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Elementary 1 teacher Melissa Vozar sits outside of Suder Elementary in Chicago to teach a virtual class on Jan. 11, 2021. The Chicago Teachers Union said that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike.
Elementary 1 teacher Melissa Vozar sits outside of Suder Elementary in Chicago to teach a virtual class on Jan. 11, 2021. The Chicago Teachers Union said that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike.
Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
States Interactive Where Teachers Are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Education Week tracked plans for vaccinating K-12 educators across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
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Teaching Profession Educators We’ve Lost to the Coronavirus
In this memorial, we remember some of the dedicated educators lost to their communities and to the field.
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School Climate & Safety Data School Shootings Over Time: Incidents, Injuries, and Deaths
Explore the data on school shootings that have resulted in injuries or deaths.
Sign indicating school zone.
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Photo Essays

  • Vaccine recipients meet with shot givers at the Anchorage School District headquarters. The Anchorage School District headquarters hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 3, 2021.
    Vaccine recipients meet with shot givers at the Anchorage School District headquarters. The Anchorage School District headquarters hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 3, 2021.
    Marc Lester/for Education Week
    Families & the Community Photos PHOTOS: Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
    Education Week Photo Staff, February 26, 2021
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    On Sept. 24, 2020, distance learners are seen on a laptop held by teacher Kristen Giuliano who assists student Jane Wood, 11, in a seventh-grade social studies class at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Conn. Many schools around the state have closed temporarily during the school year because of students or staff testing positive for COVID-19. Within the first week of November 2020, nearly 700 students and more than 300 school staff around Connecticut tested positive, according to the state Department of Public Health.
    Teacher Kristen Giuliano assists Jane Wood, 11, during a 7th grade social studies class in September at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Conn., while other students join the class remotely from home.
    Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP
    Teaching Profession Photos What Education Looked Like in 2020
    Jaclyn Borowski , December 31, 2020
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    Chicago Teachers Union members and hundreds of supporters rally in Federal Plaza in the Loop to call for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
    Chicago Teachers Union members and hundreds of supporters rally in Federal Plaza in the Loop to call for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
    Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
    Equity & Diversity Photos Educators Rally for Police-Free Schools
    Bridget Fetsko, June 26, 2020
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    Camp counselor Savon Edwards, 18, and James Johnson, 7, work on their hula hoop skills at the Barnett Recreation Center. Columbus Parks and Recreation has started modified summer camps that adhere to coronavirus protocols.
    Camp counselor Savon Edwards, 18, and James Johnson, 7, work on their hula hoop skills at the Barnett Recreation Center. Columbus Parks and Recreation has started modified summer camps that adhere to coronavirus protocols.
    Eric Albrecht/Dispatch via TNS
    Student Well-Being Photos How Camps Are Approaching This Summer's Uncertainty
    Bridget Fetsko, June 25, 2020
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    High school senior Diego Garcia speaks with attendees during a rally against the Chicago Police Department’s presence in Chicago Public Schools.
    High school senior Diego Garcia speaks with attendees during a rally against the Chicago Police Department’s presence in Chicago Public Schools.
    Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via TNS
    Equity & Diversity Photos The Role of K-12 Students in Protests Against Racism and Police Brutality
    Bridget Fetsko, June 17, 2020
    1 min read

Video Projects

Student Well-Being Video What Does It Mean To Be Trauma-Informed? A 4-Part Video Explainer
Studies show that children who experience traumatic stress are more likely to struggle in the classroom. But as our understanding of how students are affected by trauma expands, so, too, does our understanding of how to build a school environment to help them.
Student Well-Being Opinion How Students Find Strength Now: An Opinion Project
Students are carving their own paths in the pandemic. Educators and students explore what that means for schools.
Hands holding a girl with a book bag. Girl's feet are roots that are growing into the palms of the hands holding her.
Taylor Callory for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Video Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race and Racism in Schools
Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from across the country about what they need from their schools to feel safe and supported.
Science Video Try This at Home: Science Experiments for All Ages
Science teacher Jonte Lee offers a series of experiments for students from elementary through high school to try at home, under parental supervision, using supplies they likely already have on hand.

Our Visuals Team

Emma Patti Harris
Deputy Managing Editor, Visual and Immersive Experiences
Laura Baker
Creative Director
Jaclyn Borowski
Visuals Editor
Gina Tomko
Art Director
Kaylee Domzalski
Video Producer
Brooke Saias
Video Producer
Francis Sheehan
Graphic Designer
Vanessa Solis
Associate Design Director