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    Oil Boom Brings Football Back to North Dakota Town

    September 22, 2015

    Oil boom enables high school football to return to small North Dakota town after a 27-year absence.

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    College Competencies Take Root

    September 14, 2015

    Nick Cote describes his experiences photographing a school on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona that integrates cultural experiences with students’ academic studies to build the necessary skills, and motivation to attend college.

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    Enter If You Dare: The Preston School of Industry

    August 11, 2015

    Randall Benton, a staff photographer with The Sacramento Bee newspaper, shares his thoughts on photographing the Preston School of Industry in Ione, California.

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    Story Pirates Theater Troupe Takes Up Common Core in Expanded Repertoire

    July 29, 2015

    Maggie DeBlasis writes about the art of storytelling and the nonprofit performance group Story Pirates.

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    Expired: Looking at Library Books in a New Light

    July 20, 2015

    Photographer Kerry Mansfield shares her thoughts on her “Expired” project, examining library books that have traveled through many hands, and across county lines until they have reached their final resting place at ex-library warehouses.

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    Sketches of History at the U.S. Supreme Court

    July 2, 2015

    Courtroom artist Art Lien sketched history in the making during the recently completed term of the United States Supreme Court. Lien reflects on his 38-year career, and shares some of the historic cases, and his personal favorites, from this past term.

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    Graduation: Facing the Future

    July 2, 2015

    Roughly 3 million students in the United States have graduated or are expected to graduate from high school this year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many of these graduates will enter four-year colleges, two-year colleges, careers, certification programs, though some face less certain paths. Wherever they end up, right now they have a moment to bask in triumph, reflect, and steel themselves for the future.

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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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