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.
Retired educator Richard Lodish’s collection of K-12 artifacts and memorabilia has been deemed so important and historically complete that some of it’s contents are headed to the Smithsonian.
Cause Beautiful’ s first project is a student arts initiative called the W.H.Y. Project, which stands for ‘We Hear You.’ Prompted with the question, “If you could tell the world anything, what would you say?”
It’s a watery journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to cross the Heran River. The trek, about 50 feet through shoulder-deep waters and then a three-mile walk, is the only practical route to their high school.
Florida-based photojournalist Melissa Lyttle talks about her time spent with staff members at Hudson Elementary School documenting their mobile summer feeding program serving Hudson, Fla. The bus they use to reach local children makes 3 stops and feeds about 125 hungry kids each day.