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Cynthia Christopher’s kindergarten class receives chicken eggs to hatch at Stonehurst Magnet School in Sun Valley, Calif.
Cynthia Christopher’s kindergarten class receives chicken eggs to hatch at Stonehurst Magnet School in Sun Valley, Calif.
Meg Oliphant for Education Week
Early Childhood Photo Essay Teacher Keeps Up Long Tradition of Hatching Chicks With Kindergartners
Cynthia Christopher's kindergarten class receives chicken eggs to hatch at Stonehurst Magnet School in Sun Valley, Calif.
Education Week Photo Staff, March 21, 2019
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All the students are known as “kings” at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C.
All the students are known as “kings” at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C.
Jared Soares for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Photo Essay A Photographer’s View of Ron Brown College Prep
Photographer Jared Soares discusses his experiences, and shares his favorite images from documenting faculty and students.
Education Week Photo Staff, November 14, 2017
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Connor Maxcy in Surry, Maine.
Connor Maxcy in Surry, Maine.
School & District Management Photo Essay Transitioning From Island Life to an Inland High School
Connor Maxcy's life was documented as a student living on a small island moving inland to attend high school.
Kristen McNicholas , April 10, 2017
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Carrie, 17 – It’s weird. Right when I become old enough to understand what’s going on with elections and things of that matter, all I want to do is run away from it all. To say the least, I don’t think I’ve ever been more worried for my future.
Carrie, 17 – It’s weird. Right when I become old enough to understand what’s going on with elections and things of that matter, all I want to do is run away from it all. To say the least, I don’t think I’ve ever been more worried for my future.
Amy Powell for Education Week
Federal Photo Essay High School Students Give Voice to Presidential Election
Amy Powell, a photography teacher in Ohio, asked her students how they felt about the presidential election when they're too young to vote.
Education Week Photo Staff, November 3, 2016
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Students arrive for classes at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School, a public charter school in Huntington Park, Calif.
Students arrive for classes at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School, a public charter school in Huntington Park, Calif.
Patrick Fallon for Education Week
School Choice & Charters Photo Essay Nurturing Success at a Los Angeles Charter School
Photographer Patrick Fallon writes about photographing a charter school in Los Angeles, and how it contrasts the high school he attended.
Education Week Photo Staff, June 28, 2016
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Boca Ciega’s valedictorian Da’Jhai Monroe, 17, is graduating with a 4.7 weighted GPA and is going to Florida State University to study biology and public policy. She was also accepted to Cornell University. “Overall I think I’ve gained a lot of confidence from being in high school. When I first came in, I was kind of shy and introverted. And I guess the more years I progressed, I started to understand my own potential.”
Boca Ciega’s valedictorian Da’Jhai Monroe, 17, is graduating with a 4.7 weighted GPA and is going to Florida State University to study biology and public policy. She was also accepted to Cornell University. “Overall I think I’ve gained a lot of confidence from being in high school. When I first came in, I was kind of shy and introverted. And I guess the more years I progressed, I started to understand my own potential.”
Melissa Lyttle for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Photo Essay Portraits of an Urban School Turnaround
Photographer Melissa Lyttle documents an academic turnaround at Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Education Week Photo Staff, June 3, 2016
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Chrissell Rhone speaks with Gage Harrison, a student at the Picayune Center for Alternative Education in Picayune, Miss. After teaching for 10 years in a school system with an ample supply of black teachers, Rhone is now the only African-American teacher in his workplace.
Chrissell Rhone speaks with Gage Harrison, a student at the Picayune Center for Alternative Education in Picayune, Miss. After teaching for 10 years in a school system with an ample supply of black teachers, Rhone is now the only African-American teacher in his workplace.
Edmund Fountain for Education Week
Teaching Profession Photo Essay Lone Black Teacher Gives A Minority Report
Edmund Fountain photographs and interviews teacher Chrissell Rhone, the only African-American teacher at a school in Picayune, Miss.
Education Week Photo Staff, February 18, 2016
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A space heater is surrounded by kickball marks in the coal dust that coats a gymnasium wall at Ansted Elementary in Fayette County, W. Va. Space heaters have replaced a once-functional basement coal furnace in the school.
A space heater is surrounded by kickball marks in the coal dust that coats a gymnasium wall at Ansted Elementary in Fayette County, W. Va. Space heaters have replaced a once-functional basement coal furnace in the school.
Doyle Maurer/Education Week
School & District Management Photo Essay Schools in Fayette County, W.Va., Contend With Coal Dust, Rotting Roofs
Doyle Maurer, Education Week’s multimedia intern, describes his experience photographing facilities in Fayette County, West Virginia.
Education Week Photo Staff, December 17, 2015
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A teacher helps 8th grader Kristopher Cody plant lettuce in a greenhouse at the STAR School, at the edge of the Navajo Nation near Flagstaff, Ariz.
A teacher helps 8th grader Kristopher Cody plant lettuce in a greenhouse at the STAR School, at the edge of the Navajo Nation near Flagstaff, Ariz.
Nick Cote for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Photo Essay College Competencies Take Root
Photographer Nick Cote describes his experiences photographing a school on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona.
Education Week Photo Staff, September 14, 2015
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Spectators wait in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Approximately 50 seats are reserved inside the court for the public to witness proceedings.
Spectators wait in line outside the U.S. Supreme Court. Approximately 50 seats are reserved inside the court for the public to witness proceedings.
Art Lien
Law & Courts Photo Essay Sketches of History at the U.S. Supreme Court
Courtroom artist Art Lien sketches history in the making during the recently completed term of the United States Supreme Court.
Education Week Photo Staff, July 2, 2015
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A giant dresser on Hamilton Street stands in homage to the furniture industry in downtown High Point, N.C.
A giant dresser on Hamilton Street stands in homage to the furniture industry in downtown High Point, N.C.
Justin Cook for Education Week
Education Funding Photo Essay Observing an Uncertain Future for School Districts in North Carolina
Justin Cook reflects on his familial roots as he documents two North Carolina school districts.
Education Week Photo Staff, June 17, 2015
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The Riverview Towers, a privately owned row of housing projects, looms over Paterson Public School 28, where the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented is located in Paterson, N.J. The school is located in one of the city’s most crime-ridden and impoverished neighborhoods.
The Riverview Towers, a privately owned row of housing projects, looms over Paterson Public School 28, where the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented is located in Paterson, N.J. The school is located in one of the city’s most crime-ridden and impoverished neighborhoods.
Mark Abramson for Education Week
School & District Management Photo Essay Photographing the Challenges of Urban Education
Photographer Mark Abramson writes about the challenges and rewards of photographing a school for gifted and talented youth.
Education Week Photo Staff, May 21, 2015
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Noah Scialom for Education Week
Equity & Diversity Photo Essay A Photographer Reflects on the Unrest in Baltimore
Photographer Noah Scialom was on the streets of Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray and the riots that ensued.
Education Week Photo Staff, May 13, 2015
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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter expresses his outrage to defense attorneys who claimed his sentencing of three former school administrators for the Atlanta school district was unfair. Judge Baxter declared they were “at the top of the chain” during sentencing on April 14 in Atlanta.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter expresses his outrage to defense attorneys who claimed his sentencing of three former school administrators for the Atlanta school district was unfair. Judge Baxter declared they were “at the top of the chain” during sentencing on April 14 in Atlanta.
Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Law & Courts Photo Essay A Photographer’s View of the Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Trial
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff photographer Kent D. Johnson was the courtroom photographer during the landmark trial in Atlanta.
Education Week Photo Staff, April 20, 2015
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