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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.
Equity & Diversity Video A Black Male Educator From Virginia on What He’s Faced in the School Building
After experiencing racism in the school building early in his career, a black male teacher in Alexandria, Va., sought out a school with leaders who looked like him. Here, he explains why that matters and discusses the issues he continues to see in the education system.
Equity & Diversity Video Transgender Students: 'People Suffer When They Can’t Do What Makes Them Happiest'
Transgender students in nine states are required to play only on sports teams that match their gender assigned at birth. A look at the impact of that requirement.
Eric Harkleroad
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Student Well-Being Video Where Friendship Happens When School Goes Online
With school online and social interactions limited, senior Nate Bone found a new group of friends through his school’s cross country team.
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Equity & Diversity Video These Schools Served Black Students During Segregation. There's a Fight to Preserve Them
A look at how Black people managed to grow a solid middle class without access to so many of America’s public schools.
According to The Campaign to Create a Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park, the two-teacher school was developed between 1926-1927 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009. The building is now owned by Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, which sits adjacent to it.
The Russell School (also known as Cain’s School), a Rosenwald school in Durham, N.C., pictured on Feb. 17, 2021.
Jaclyn Borowski/Education Week
Equity & Diversity Video The Fight to Preserve Rosenwald Schools
Jane Carpenter Pollard, alumna of the historic Scrabble School located in Rappahannock County, Va. She and her six siblings attended the Rosenwald school.
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Jane Carpenter, an alumna of the Scrabble School, discusses her experiences as a student at the Rosenwald school in Castleton, Va.
Jane Carpenter, an alumna of the Scrabble School, discusses her experiences as a student at the Rosenwald school in Castleton, Va.
Brooke Saias/Education Week
Law & Courts Video The Supreme Court's Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students' Free Speech
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former high school cheerleader after she was suspended from the team over a vulgar Snapchat post. Here's what the high court said.
Eric Harkleroad
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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
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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.

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