Associated Press staff photographer Evan Vucci gives a behind-the-scenes account of his assignment to photograph President Barack Obama signing the Every Student Succeeds Act into law.
Doyle Maurer, Education Week’s multimedia intern, describes his experience photographing facilities in Fayette County, West Virginia, for a recent story that detailed the area’s predicament with outdated and decaying school infrastructure. A native of the state, Doyle describes returning to see schools in the area as eye-opening.
Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers.
“A lot of people really don’t realize the like immense amount of pain the average trans person goes through just trying to like live their life,” says Eli, a 17-year-old male who was born a girl and lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Eli and other young transgender people in South Florida illustrate the hardship this community faces. They also show its resilience. Here are their stories, as told to Associated Press photographer Lynne Sladky.
Oil boom enables high school football to return to small North Dakota town after a 27-year absence.
Nick Cote describes his experiences photographing a school on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona that integrates cultural experiences with students’ academic studies to build the necessary skills, and motivation to attend college.
Maggie DeBlasis writes about the art of storytelling and the nonprofit performance group Story Pirates.
Photographer Kerry Mansfield shares her thoughts on her “Expired” project, examining library books that have traveled through many hands, and across county lines until they have reached their final resting place at ex-library warehouses.