Photo gallery from Education Week’s first installment of a special report on the War On Poverty. Cincinnati has historically been one of the nation’s most racially and economically segregated metropolises, both at the time President Lyndon B. Johnson declared his 1964 “war on poverty” and today.
A look behind the scenes of Education Week’s video portraits on the Memphis school system.
Da Vinci Innovation Academy in suburban Los Angeles is a charter school for home-schooled students. Photographer David Walter Banks shares his thoughts on making the most out of every assignment, and suggests that being sensitive to your surroundings can be just as important as seeing in visual storytelling.
Take a look behind Education Week’s documentary “A Long Road Back to the Rez,” a film that examines the state of Native American education on Pine Ridge Reservation through the words of the educators, students, and parents living there.
This week we spoke with D.C. photographer Jared Soares about covering a four-part-series on how the common-core standards are affecting teaching and learning. This 7-month project followed the day-to-day life at Stuart Hobson Middle School told through the lens of 8th grade student Mikel Robinson and English/language arts teacher Dowan McNair Lee.
Education Week talks with Alexis Lambrou about her photo essay on a young teacher in an inner-city high school in New York. Her four-month project follows 24-year-old teacher Ferrin Bujan at the Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School, focusing on the dynamics between the young teacher who isn’t much older than the students she teaches. Lambrou asks, “What does that look like? Is there a power struggle? Do the young teachers use their age to their advantage and are they more relatable to students?”
Q & A with Jessica Kourkounis, a Philadelphia-based freelance photographer, about her assignment to cover the uncertainty surrounding the Philadelphia school district and whether the schools would even be able to open on time.
The buses are arriving. The hallways are swarming with students. And, all across the country, educators are taking deep breaths.
It’s the start of the school year. And Education Week wants to see what back-to-school looks like through your eyes.
Behind the lens with Madison photographer Narayan Mahon who spent the day on a still and video assignment for a story about the research being done at the University of Wisconsin in Madison by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the Games, Learning and Society Lab, where neuroscientists and video-game developers and designers are creating a video game that they think will help teach kids empathy, and another game that introduces mindfulness practices.