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    A sign welcoming visitors to the small rural town of Hughes, Arkansas, population 1441. Hughes is about 30 miles outside of Memphis, Tennessee on the other side of the Mississippi River. (Photo By Karen Pulfer Focht for Education Week)

    When Schools Close in Rural Communities

    August 7, 2017
    Valerie Rodriguez, left, has an outline of her body drawn by a classmate at the Head Start program at the George Miller Children's Center in Richmond, California, Wednesday, February 15, 2012. The George Miller Head Start program is well-performing but has been caught up in a bureaucracy that forces them to re-apply for federal funding. This is due to new federal regulations requiring 1,600 Head Start and Early Start centers to meet higher quality benchmarks, including the mandate that the lowest-performing centers reapply/re-compete for their federal funding. Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

    Anatomy of a Playground

    February 23, 2012
    A woman passes behind more than four thousand flags, meant to represent the amount of pink slips issued to area teachers, Friday, May 13, 2011, during a rally for teachers in San Diego. Thousands of California teachers rallied in cities throughout the state Friday to demonstrate against the threat of deep education cuts and to appeal to Republican lawmakers to raise tax revenue for public schools. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Best Wire Photos of 2011

    December 27, 2011
    Sixth grader Julian Salazar travels to Wheat Ridge Middle School. Budget cuts have forced school officials in Colorado’s Jefferson County to close some schools. The district is also charging students a fee to ride school buses. —Nathan Armes for Education Week

    Education Week’s Best Photos of 2011

    December 23, 2011
    Charles R. Drew charter school in Atlanta's East Lake neighborhood provides students with everything from golf lessons to netbooks in science class. Through grants and an active faculty the school is able to offer these educational tools to students in an area which has not always enjoyed a wealth of educational funding. —Pouya Dianat for Education Week

    Step by Step

    November 22, 2011
    Desean Jefferson, 11, center, plays with his cousins Ja'Shawn Davis, 3, and Janiya Davis, 6, in front of their home in the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans, La. The children just finished attending Holy Faith Temple Baptist Church summer camp where they made arts and crafts and played games but don't have much else to do the rest of the summer in the neighborhood that still bares scars from Hurricane Katrina. --Matthew Hinton

    Big Easy Summer

    November 4, 2011