Back To School
Students headed back to school with new sneakers and hair cuts and we’re sharing our favorite photographs from the Associated Press and contributing photographers across the United States.
Lynette Miller styles the hair of Quanaisha Naccaratto, 9, as she watches Annalise Saunders, 5, get prepped for school in Pittsfield, Mass. Pittsfield barbers and cosmetologists offer free back to school haircuts in an effort to promote anti-bullying. –Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle/AP
Cash Keeler, left, and Riley Myers, board their bus to take them to their first day of kindergarten at Gainesboro Elementary School near Winchester, Va. –Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star/AP
From left, Beau and Gage Williams, 6, show a teacher how they learned how to tie their shoes over the summer as they get set for the first day of the school year at Patronis Elementary School in Panama City Beach, Fla.
–Andrew Wardlow/News Herald/AP
Kindergartner Harry Williams with his dogs, Flora and Gandalf, on his way to the bus stop on first day of school in Kanab, Utah. For millions of dogs across the country, summer is gone and so are their best buddies. Most dogs object for a while but eventually adjust to the new hours. –Jill Williams/AP
Myrtle Underwood Elementary School crossing guard Jeffrey “JR” Richardson, wearing a Batman costume, greets a student as he crosses the street on the first day of school in Raleigh, N.C. Richardson said he wanted to bring a smile to the children and their families as they arrived on campus to begin the new school year. –Robert Willett/The News & Observer/AP
Students arrive at the new Briarwood Elementary School for the first day of classes in Moore, Okla. A tornado destroyed Briarwood Elementary School and Plaza Towers Elementary School on May 20, 2013. –Sue Ogrocki/AP
Bryden Smith, who’s headed to pre-K for the first time, struggles to let go of his mother, Brandy, while friend Blake Shilcosky, right, a seasoned kindergarten student, offers his support, during the first day of classes at Forest Hills Elementary School in St. Michael, Pa. –John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat/AP
Charlotte Gardner, 6, gets teary-eyed as she speaks with school counselor Marykate Underwood at Patronis Elementary School during the first day of the school year in Panama City Beach, Fla. –Andrew Wardlow/News Herald/AP
Amber Schwinn, 7, heads to class during the first day of he school year at Patronis Elementary School in Panama City Beach, Fla. –Andrew Wardlow/News Herald/AP