April 20 continues to be a day of mourning and remembrance at Columbine High School, and this year marked the 16th anniversary of what was then the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. On that day in 1999, 12 students and a teacher were killed, and 28 others were wounded, by two fellow students at the Littleton, Colo., school.
Denver Post photographer Kathryn Scott Osler was there to capture some of the scene.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff photographer Kent D. Johnson was the courtroom photographer during the landmark trial in Atlanta that resulted in the conviction of 11 former Atlanta school employees for falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs. Johnson shares his thoughts about covering the months-long trial and its impact on the community.
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act into law. Education Week catches up with three figures who played key early roles in implementing this historical legislation.
Swikar Patel reflects on the impact a recent Education Week story had on the superintendent he and colleague Deanna Del Ciello covered.
From hands-on circuitry projects for kindergartners to “maker spaces” inside local museums, Pittsburgh has quietly emerged as a national model for supporting fresh approaches to technology-infused education, especially for young children.
Our annual “Photos of the Year” package recaps some of our favorite visual storytelling from the talented staff and freelance photographers who worked for Education Week in 2014. Included are photos that are not only linked to some of our biggest stories in K-12 from the past year — such as Common Core State Standards, immigration, the E-rate, and STEM education — but also represent some wonderful visual moments that caused us to stop, take notice, and occasionally, smile.
Education Week Takes You Back to the People and Places That Have Shaped Our Stories
This is the first installment of an occasional series in which the Education Week staff revisits a story from the archives to bring you updates on the schools, educators, students, and issues that were featured.
For Education Week’s story this week on a housing partnership at McCarver Elementary School in the Tacoma, Wash., photographer Ian C. Bates spent time with a formerly homeless family that has now found stability and hope in a home and academic supports for its school-age children.