Chicago freelance photographer Alyssa Schukar talks about her experience accompanying students from the Village Leadership Academy in Chicago on a trip to visit the Dominican Republic. The students spent their school year learning about the country’s history and culture.
Associated Press photographer Eric Gay gives Education Week a behind-the-scenes look at his recent assignment photographing immigrant children being held at a U.S. Customs and Border processing center in Texas. Gay’s photos were used in a recent Education Week story on the ways schools are preparing for an unprecedented increase in the flow of Central [...]
High school graduation is a big milestone in a student’s academic career and a culmination of his or her hard work and persistence. It’s certainly a time of uncertainty as graduates step off of the edge of familiarity and begin the transition into adulthood.
Emile Wamsteker, a West Orange, N.J.-based photographer, spent a day at PS4Q @ Skillman, a school for students with severe cognitive and behavioral disabilities in New York City’s special education district. Below, he describes the experience of watching students work on both social and academic skills through music and movement–and how this changed his own perceptions.
Boston-based photographer Gretchen Ertl documented how the Burlington, Mass., school district was preparing for field-testing by offering teachers a chance to look at a sample PARCC test on devices such as tablets and laptops.
Baltimore-based photographer Matt Roth shares his experience bonding with students during an assignment to photograph a Peer Group Connection retreat at Camp Letts in Edgewater, Md.
Kansas City-based photographer Steve Hebert describes the need to be flexible on a delicate assignment for Education Week photographing a story on field-testing of assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards in a special education class in Buhler, Kan.
San Francisco-based photographer Ramin Rahimian recently caught up with Salman “Sal” Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, an online education platform and nonprofit organization. He had just a few minutes to photograph the busy entrepreneur for this Education Week news story.
A video and photo gallery from the second installment of our War on Poverty series, which explores public housing programs that have developed since the creation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and it’s impact on education. Reporting by Evie Blad, Video by Megan Garner and Swikar Patel, and Photos by Swikar Patel