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    Observing an Uncertain Future for School Districts in North Carolina

    June 17, 2015

    Photographer Justin Cook reflects on his return to his familial roots as he documented two North Carolina school districts that benefited from the Obama administration’s education improvement agenda, and now face dwindling federal funds.

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    In Drought’s Firm Grip

    June 8, 2015

    Communities and school districts across California are grappling with the harsh effects of the state’s record-setting drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, “dust days,” and declining enrollment are hitting hard. California photographer Matt Black has been documenting the drought and its devastating impacts in many of the small, farming communities between Fresno and Bakersfield.

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    Giving Students With Disabilities a Career Opportunity

    June 4, 2015

    Education Week reporter Christina Samuels and photographer Lexey Swall report on a program in Manassas, Va., for the 2015 Diplomas Count special report that examines life after high school for students with disabilities.

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    Photographing the Challenges of Urban Education

    May 21, 2015

    On assignment for Education Week, photographer Mark Abramson writes about the challenges and rewards of photographing a school for gifted and talented youth in economically depressed Paterson, N.J.

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    A Photographer Reflects on the Unrest in Baltimore

    May 13, 2015

    Photographer Noah Scialom was on the streets of Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray and riots in Baltimore last month. With time to reflect on the events, Noah shares his observations of the turmoil.

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    Changing Faces of Justice

    May 1, 2015

    Faces of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter during the trial where Atlanta public school educators were convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests.

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    Columbine School Shooting Remembered

    April 21, 2015

    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.

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    A Photographer’s View of the Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Trial

    April 20, 2015

    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.

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    Catching Up With ESEA’s Early Advocates

    April 1, 2015

    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.

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    Telling the Story of a Superintendent and Her School District

    March 4, 2015

    Swikar Patel reflects on the impact a recent Education Week story had on the superintendent he and colleague Deanna Del Ciello covered.

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