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
Aliza Eliazarov shares her portrait series “See Me After School,” first published in The New York Times, where she photographed New York City educators in the quiet moments after the last bell had rung. As a former teacher, Eliazarov possessed a special insight into the “poignant time in a teacher’s day” when “exhaustion and relief, concern and contentment” all marry as the school day comes to a close.
Photo gallery from Education Week’s first installment of a special report on the War On Poverty. Cincinnati has historically been one of the nation’s most racially and economically segregated metropolises, both at the time President Lyndon B. Johnson declared his 1964 “war on poverty” and today.
A look behind the scenes of Education Week’s video portraits on the Memphis school system.
Da Vinci Innovation Academy in suburban Los Angeles is a charter school for home-schooled students. Photographer David Walter Banks shares his thoughts on making the most out of every assignment, and suggests that being sensitive to your surroundings can be just as important as seeing in visual storytelling.
Take a look behind Education Week’s documentary “A Long Road Back to the Rez,” a film that examines the state of Native American education on Pine Ridge Reservation through the words of the educators, students, and parents living there.
This week we spoke with D.C. photographer Jared Soares about covering a four-part-series on how the common-core standards are affecting teaching and learning. This 7-month project followed the day-to-day life at Stuart Hobson Middle School told through the lens of 8th grade student Mikel Robinson and English/language arts teacher Dowan McNair Lee.