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    Education Week’s Photos of 2014

    by Swikar Patel posted December 22, 2014

    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.

    Here are our favorite images from 2014.

    Charlie Borst, Director of Photography
    Swikar Patel, Associate Director of Photography

     

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler in Washington, DC on July 2, 2014.

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at his offices in Washington. –Stephen Voss for Education Week

    Read the story: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2014/07/fcc_chairman_lays_out_vision_f.html

    Seventh graders at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, Mass., including Nimra Mian, reflected here in an iPad, look at a practice PARCC test to gain familiarity with the format before a field test of exams tied to the common-core standards. The field tests for PARCC and Smarter Balanced began last month, marking an assessment experiment of unprecedented scope. —Gretchen Ertil for Education Week

    Seventh graders at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, Mass., including Nimra Mian, reflected here in an iPad, look at a practice PARCC test to gain familiarity with the format before a field test of exams tied to the common-core standards. The field tests for PARCC and Smarter Balanced began in March, marking an assessment experiment of unprecedented scope. —Gretchen Ertl for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/23/29cc-promises.h33.html?qs=Nimra+Mian

    Ray Harney of Rockville, Ind., lets his feelings be known about the common core while attending a public hearing recently at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. —Aaron P. Bernstein for Education Week

    Ray Harney of Rockville, Ind., lets his feelings be known about the common core while attending a public hearing at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis.
    —Aaron P. Bernstein for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/23/29cc-backlash.h33.html?qs=Ray+Harney+of

    Abram Bolanos, an 18-year-old senior who is gay, left his last school after he was bullied by students because of his sexual orientation. —Sandy Huffaker for Education Week

    Abram Bolanos, an 18-year-old senior who is gay, left his last school after he was bullied by students because of his sexual orientation. —Sandy Huffaker for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/22/09lgbt.h34.html?qs=Abram+Bolanos

    Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. —Brennan Linsley/AP

    Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
    —Brennan Linsley/AP

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/03/07jeffco.h34.html?qs=protesting+against+a+Jefferson+County

    John A. Stokes, plaintiff in Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County. --Swikar Patel/Education Week

    John A. Stokes, a plaintiff in Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County. –Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/brown-anniversary-voices.html?qs=john+stokes

    Dashawn Smith, 6, left, looks over at his friend Malachi Davis, 10, outside the Potomac Gardens public-housing complex in Washington. The fence was erected around the property to keep out drug dealers and other criminals. While the federal housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for assisted families, their children still often live in concentrated poverty. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Dashawn Smith, 6, left, looks over at his friend Malachi Davis, 10, outside the Potomac Gardens public-housing complex in Washington. The fence was erected around the property to keep out drug dealers and other criminals. While the federal housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for assisted families, their children still often live in concentrated poverty. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/26/26wophousing_ep.h33.html?qs=Dashawn+Smith

    Third grader Elyse Vinton hangs upside down during recess at Eastridge Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb., where schools are now required to report on their progress on student-health-related measures, including the time allotted for recess. —Andrew Dickinson for Education Week

    Third grader Elyse Vinton hangs upside down during recess at Eastridge Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb., where schools are now required to report on their progress on student-health-related measures, including the time allotted for recess. —Andrew Dickinson for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/09/10/03healthmetrics.h34.html?qs=Elyse+Vinton

    Val Anderson hollers orders to a crew member while they install fiber-optic cable at the Butte High School Career Center in Montana. The new fiber-optic network will deliver faster Internet connections to 12 city school buildings. —Jeremy Lurgio for Education Week

    Val Anderson hollers orders to a crew member while they install fiber-optic cable at the Butte High School Career Center in Montana. The new fiber-optic network will deliver faster Internet connections to 12 city school buildings.
    —Jeremy Lurgio for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/15/17fiber_ep.h33.html?qs=Val+Anderson

    Marshall Hahn parks his snowmobile at Warrod High School in northern Minnesota last week. Although the senior had no trouble getting to campus, recent bouts of very cold and snowy weather in many states have kept students out of school, often for days at a time. —Tim Gruber for Education Week

    Marshall Hahn parks his snowmobile at Warrod High School in northern Minnesota. Although the senior had no trouble getting to campus, bouts of very cold and snowy weather in many states kept students out of school, often for days at a time, during the winter of 2013-14. —Tim Gruber for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/31/20snow.h33.html?qs=Marshall+Hahn

    Submitted by: @dangafaust for the One Day in Teaching: A Photo Gallery 8:06 a.m. | Aurora, Colo. 3rd grade boys start their mornings with push-ups, jumping jacks, and springs. This helps them get some of their energy out before class.

    Submitted by: @dangafaust for the One Day in Teaching: A Photo Gallery
    8:06 a.m. | Aurora, Colo., 3rd grade boys start their mornings with push-ups, jumping jacks, and springs. This helps them get some of their energy out before class.

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/tm/section/community/one-day-in-teaching.html

    Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, is aggressively expanding the nonprofit’s reach, but said, “I’m always concerned as we grow that we don’t lose our charm.” —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

    Salman Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, is aggressively expanding the nonprofit’s reach, but says, “I’m always concerned as we grow that we don’t lose our charm.”
    —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/28/27khan.h33.html?qs=khan+academy

    Moore Middle School students Yesli Betancourt, left, and Tekira Barkley share a moment at the Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit. The school in Lawrenceville, Ga., is one of the schools using money through Georgia’s Innovation Fund, part of the state’s $400 million Race to the Top federal grant. —Joeff Davis for Education Week

    Moore Middle School students Yesli Betancourt, right, and Tekira Barkley share a moment at the Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit. The school in Lawrenceville, Ga., is one of the schools using money through Georgia’s Innovation Fund, part of the state’s $400 million Race to the Top federal grant.
    —Joeff Davis for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/06/04/33georgia_ep.h33.html?qs=Yesli+Betancourt

    Students begin to build model homes for a load-bearing structures unit during Karthik Subburam's engineering class at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber on January 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis)

    Students work on designing and building a model home during an engineering class at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber in Philadelphia. –Jessica Kourkounis for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/12/24techschool_ep.h33.html?qs=engineering+class+at+Science+Leadership+Academy

    "When I heard about Posse and realized that you could go as a group, that changed my whole mindset because going as a group is stronger than going as one." --Rashawn Russell at the Posse Foundation in New York. --Mel Burford for Education Week

    “When I heard about Posse and realized that you could go as a group, that changed my whole mindset because going as a group is stronger than going as one,” says Rashawn Russell at the Posse Foundation in New York. –Mel Burford for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/dc/2014/peer-posse-audio.html

    Kimora Gantt, 8, right, does homework while Jason Gantt, 5, gets his head shaved by his father, Bobby Gantt. After struggling with homelessness, the family has found stability in a home they rent through the housing authority in Tacoma, Wash. —Ian C. Bates for Education Week

    Kimora Gantt, 8, right, does homework while Jason Gantt, 5, gets his head shaved by his father, Bobby Gantt. After struggling with homelessness, the family has found stability in a home they rent through the housing authority in Tacoma, Wash. —Ian C. Bates for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/12/10/housing-partnership-aids-homeless-students.html?qs=Kimora+Gantt

    Christasia Springs, right, 11, gets a hug from teacher Courtney Sowell in a class with fellow students Josiah Crudup, left, 10, and Zyonna Austin, 11, at Ashley Park Pre-K-8 School in Charlotte, N.C. The school is part of a district project to better deploy the best teachers. —Chris Keane for Education Week

    Christasia Springs, right, 11, gets a hug from teacher Courtney Sowell in a class with fellow students Josiah Crudup, left, 10, and Zyonna Austin, 11, at Ashley Park Pre-K-8 School in Charlotte, N.C. The school is part of a district project to better deploy the best teachers. —Chris Keane for Education Week

    Read the story: http://fullframe.edweek.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3986&action=edit&message=10

    Kids run to the lunch bus, a summer feeding program in Hudson, Fla. --Melissa Lyttle for Education Week

    A boy runs to the lunch bus, a summer feeding program in Hudson, Fla. –Melissa Lyttle for Education Week

    Read the stories: http://fullframe.edweek.org/2014/08/08/the-lunch-bus-bringing-summer-meals-to-hungry-students/#content

    http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/08/06/37wop-hunger.h33.html?qs=lunch+bus

    Special education teacher Greta Smith works with a student during class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kan. Students at the school are among those field-testing assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards and designed for those with cognitive disabilities. —Steve Hebert for Education Week

    Special education teacher Greta Smith works with a student during class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kan. Students at the school were among those field-testing assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards and designed for those with cognitive disabilities. —Steve Hebert for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/16/28fieldtest_ep.h33.html?qs=Greta+Smith

    Mater Beach Academy 3rd graders, from left, Gabriel Galan, Jason Salduende-Munoz, Thomas Valenziano, Sebastian Orozco, and Kevin Guette, play a video game at the Miami Beach, Fla., school. In 2010, the academy switched from being a Catholic to a charter school. —Josh Ritchie for Education Week

    Mater Beach Academy 3rd graders, from left, Gabriel Galan, Jason Salduende-Munoz, Thomas Valenziano, Sebastian Orozco, and Kevin Guette, play a video game at the Miami Beach, Fla., school. In 2010, the academy switched from being a Catholic to a charter school. —Josh Ritchie for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/06/11/35catholic_ep.h33.html?qs=Mater+Beach+Academy

    Special education teacher Elizabeth Rosenberry, right, uses singing in a lesson to encourage Jesus Torres-Tiamani, left, to make eye contact as classmate Ian Tokay looks on. The strategy comes from a federally backed arts initiative for students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs —Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

    Special education teacher Elizabeth Rosenberry, right, uses singing in a lesson to encourage Jesus Torres-Tiamani, left, to make eye contact as classmate Ian Tokay looks on. The strategy comes from a federally backed arts initiative for students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs
    —Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/21/32arts_ep.h33.html?qs=Elizabeth+Rosenberry

    “The reality is harsh, because people want you to do well, so they do push you hard. It can be exhausting.” —Zander Bennett, junior, Science Hill High School, Johnson City, Tenn. —Shawn Poynter for Education Week

    “The reality is harsh, because people want you to do well, so they do push you hard. It can be exhausting.” —Zander Bennett, junior, Science Hill High School, Johnson City, Tenn. —Shawn Poynter for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/11/05/11wophighered.h33.html?qs=Zander+Bennett

    West Ridge Elementary School teacher Sherry Perazic, at center, discusses a pendulum display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago with students, from left, Aun Mohammad, 11, Antonio Jones, 12, Dzeneta Aslani, 11, Ethan Cloud, 12, and Muhammad Khan, 12. —Alyssa L. Schukar for Education Week

    West Ridge Elementary School teacher Sherry Perazic, at center, discusses a pendulum display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago with students, from left, Aun Mohammad, 11, Antonio Jones, 12, Dzeneta Aslani, 11, Ethan Cloud, 12, and Muhammad Khan, 12. —Alyssa L. Schukar for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/04/11/28museums.h33.html?qs=schukar

    LANGLEY PARK, MARYLAND - August 20: Dilma, a Washington, D.C., resident, was recently reunited with her 12-year-old son David, after he journeyed from his home country of Honduras. Dilma had not seen David for eight years. He left Honduras after he had suffered abuse from his guardians and to flee the recruitment of gangs. DIlma is trying to get David enrolled in DC Public Schools so he can get an education.

    Dilma, a Washington resident, was reunited with her 12-year-old son David after he journeyed from his home country of Honduras. Dilma had not seen David for eight years. He left Honduras after he had suffered abuse from his guardians and to flee the recruitment of gangs. Dilma was trying to get David enrolled in the District of Columbia school system so he could get an education. –Lexey Swall for Education Week

    Read the story: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/08/27/02unaccompanied.h34.html?qs=dilma+swall

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