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    Raising Kings: Inside a School Designed to Meet the Needs of Young Men of Color

    October 20, 2017

    From the early stages of recruiting students and training teachers, to the final bell of the school year, Education Week’s Kavitha Cardoza and NPR’s Cory Turner followed teachers, students, and parents as they documented the first year of Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in the District of Columbia. The school is designed specifically to meet the needs of its young male students students of color – who are called “kings.” And for many of the young men, their needs are profound. Listen to an audio slideshow with excerpts from Part 1.

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    Puerto Rico’s Schools, Communities Fight to Recover From Storm Devastation

    October 10, 2017

    Less than a month ago, Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed the island of Puerto Rico, swamping towns and displacing residents from their homes. Schools are still closed to students, but are now used as shelters for displaced families. Education Week photographer Swikar Patel and reporter Andrew Ujifusa recently visited Puerto Rico to document the island’s efforts to reopen their schools.

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    Scenes From Betsy DeVos’ ‘Rethinking School’ Tour

    September 18, 2017

    U.S. Secretary of Betsy DeVos’ tour to “Rethink Education” by shining a spotlight on promising, outside-the-box educational approaches took her to Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana, where she was interviewed by Education Week, and attended a Friday night high school football game.

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    Teen Gun Violence Plagues Cities Big and Small

    September 8, 2017

    Wilmington, Delaware, isn’t Chicago or Los Angeles, Baltimore or Detroit. It is a city of less than 72,000 people known primarily as the birthplace of chemical giant DuPont and as a cozy home for big banks and Fortune 500 firms. But an Associated Press and USA TODAY Network analysis of Gun Violence Archive data reveals that Wilmington far and away leads the country in its rate of shootings among young people under 18. Of the 10 cities with the highest rates of teen shootings, most had populations of less than 250,000 people. Among them were Savannah, Ga.; Trenton, N.J.; Syracuse, N.Y., Fort Myers, Fla.; and Richmond, Va. Chicago was the lone large-population city high on the list.

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    Smoothing the Entry to Kindergarten

    August 22, 2017

    Photographer Amanda L. Smith and Education Week reporter Christina A. Samuels take a look at a transition program in Eugene, Ore., that helps prospective kindergartners focus on school readiness, social skills and literacy.

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    A Focus on Career and Technical Education

    August 14, 2017

    Photographers Mark Abramson, Andrea Morales and Joe Buglewicz worked with Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz on a three-part series for Education Week that takes a look at the challenges and opportunities faced by three states across the country and their career-and-technical-education programs.

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    When Schools Close in Rural Communities

    August 7, 2017

    Photographer Karen Pulfer Focht and Education Week reporter Denisa Superville recently visited the rural town of Hughes, Ark., where elementary and secondary schools closed at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

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    School’s Out: A Year-End Scrapbook

    July 5, 2017

    The end of the school year marks a time of celebration and the opening of new chapters in students’ lives. Photo editors at Education Week wanted to take a look at images now that the laptops have closed and summer is in full swing.

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    Transitioning from Island Life to an Inland High School

    April 10, 2017

    Connor Maxcy has lived on an island his entire life, where he attended a one-room schoolhouse in Maine. Last June he graduated from the 8th grade and transitioned to inland Maine to attend high school. See images and a video telling his story.

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    National School Choice Week Around the Country

    January 27, 2017

    This past week there have been approximately 20,000 demonstrations across the country in honor of National School Choice Week. The purpose of the week, according to the National School Choice Week website, is to raise public awareness of choice education options.

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