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    Portraits of an Urban School Turnaround

    June 3, 2016

    Photographer Melissa Lyttle documents an academic turnaround at Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Fla. “A friend who works at the school board in St. Petersburg, Fla., told me about an amazing turnaround at Boca Ciega High School (aka Bogie) in South St. Petersburg. This is a historically black, economically disadvantaged part of town, mired by segregation, […]

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    A Photographer’s View of Chicago Schools’ Fiscal Crisis

    May 17, 2016

    Photographer Alyssa Schukar shares her favorite images and her experiences working on a recent story about the Chicago schools’ funding crisis for Education Week.

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    The Young Victims of Chernobyl

    April 28, 2016

    Thirty years after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, children in surrounding villages of the Ukraine suffer from radiation illnesses and eat food tainted by the world’s worst nuclear accident.

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    Lone Black Teacher Gives A Minority Report

    February 18, 2016

    Edmund Fountain photographs and interviews teacher Chrissell Rhone, the only African-American teacher at a school in Picayune, Miss.

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    A Roundup of Education Videos for 2015

    December 29, 2015

    The end of the year is a great time to look back at the work we’ve done in 2015. Education Week’s multimedia staff sifted through the full array of videos for this YouTube playlist of those that proved most popular.

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    Education Week’s Photos of the Year for 2015

    December 23, 2015

    Education Week’s photo staff presents images that informed, delighted, or disturbed us throughout the past 12 months. These are our favorite photographs of 2015.

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    A Photographer’s View of the ESSA Signing

    December 21, 2015

    Associated Press staff photographer Evan Vucci gives a behind-the-scenes account of his assignment to photograph President Barack Obama signing the Every Student Succeeds Act into law.

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    Schools in Fayette County, W.Va., Contend With Coal Dust, Rotting Roofs

    December 17, 2015

    Doyle Maurer, Education Week’s multimedia intern, describes his experience photographing facilities in Fayette County, West Virginia, for a recent story that detailed the area’s predicament with outdated and decaying school infrastructure. A native of the state, Doyle describes returning to see schools in the area as eye-opening.

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    Transgender Youths Display Resilience Amid Hardship

    November 10, 2015

    Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers.

    “A lot of people really don’t realize the like immense amount of pain the average trans person goes through just trying to like live their life,” says Eli, a 17-year-old male who was born a girl and lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    Eli and other young transgender people in South Florida illustrate the hardship this community faces. They also show its resilience. Here are their stories, as told to Associated Press photographer Lynne Sladky.

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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.