Multimedia

Photos and videos from classrooms and school communities tell powerful stories of students' challenges and triumphs and the educators who help put them on a path to success.
School & District Management Video Teachers Hoped the Pandemic Would Bring Change for All Students. Did We Miss the Chance?
Many teachers hoped the pandemic would be a chance to reset education, but they now wonder if the opportunity has been squandered.
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Equity & Diversity Video For Decades, Our Nation Supported Equity. Now, We’re Divided Over It
Federal law makes it clear that all public school students should reach a basic level of academic mastery, so what are we arguing about?
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Leadership Video VIDEOS: Behind the 2022 Big Ideas – Reporters Share Their Insights
The authors of Big Ideas 2022 discuss how they approached their reported essays for this year's special report.
School Climate & Safety Video To Discourage Binary Thinking, Schools Need to Challenge Students on Their Beliefs
The nation may be embroiled in divisiveness, but schools must teach students how to work with those whose opinions differ from their own.
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Equity & Diversity Video A High-Quality, Culturally Responsive Education Should Be Every District’s DEI Goal
Since the summer of 2020, more districts are examining and redefining their approach to DEI work. What have we learned from these efforts?
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Student Well-Being Video Not Just a Talking Point: How Lawmakers Can Support the Mental Health Needs of Students
COVID brought new awareness to students' mental health needs. Schools must have ongoing support and resources to manage this crisis.
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Interactive Projects

States Tracker Map: Where Critical Race Theory Is Under Attack
Education Week summarizes where state policymakers are attempting to censor the way teachers talk about racism and gender.
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Education Funding Interactive Look Up How Much COVID Relief Aid Your School District Is Getting
The federal government gave schools more than $190 billion to help them recover from the pandemic. But the money was not distributed evenly.
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Teaching Interactive Reasons for Hope
At the start of a third school year disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, students and educators find reasons to be hopeful.
1 min read
Teaching Profession Tracker Educators We’ve Lost to the Coronavirus
In this memorial, we remember some of the dedicated educators lost to their communities and to the field.
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More Multimedia

Video Projects

Equity & Diversity Collection A New Generation of Native Educators
Few Native American students have a teacher who looks like them. This program, and these educators, are working to change that.
Leilani Sabzalian is co-director of the Sapsik’ʷałá Teacher Education Program at the University of Oregon.
Leilani Sabzalian is co-director of the Sapsik’ʷałá Teacher Education Program at the University of Oregon.
Kaylee Domzalski/Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Video Resilience, Faith, and Support: How Twin Brothers Forged Diverging Paths to College
Twin brothers from rural Arkansas reflect on their path to college in the midst of the pandemic.
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Twin brothers John and Jonathan Easter walk together in their hometown of Bradley, Ark. a few weeks before they are going to begin college on July 30, 2021.
Twin brothers John and Jonathan Easter walk together in their hometown of Bradley, Ark. a few weeks before they are going to begin college on July 30, 2021.
April Kirby/For Education Week
Equity & Diversity Series Voices From the Field: Conversations With Male Educators of Color
Male educators of color discuss how they got into the field, the challenges they’ve seen, and what can be done to help students who look like them.
Families gather at Sunnyside Elementary School for a "Children-Center March for Black Lives" for the 83rd straight night in Portland, Oregon on Aug. 18, 2020.
Families gather at Sunnyside Elementary School for a "Children-Center March for Black Lives" for the 83rd straight night in Portland, Oregon on Aug. 18, 2020.
Justin Katigbak/SIPA USA via AP
Equity & Diversity Video These Schools Served Black Students During Segregation. There's a Fight to Preserve Them
A look at how Black people managed to grow a solid middle class without access to so many of America’s public schools.
According to The Campaign to Create a Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park, the two-teacher school was developed between 1926-1927 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009. The building is now owned by Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, which sits adjacent to it.
The Russell School (also known as Cain’s School), a Rosenwald school in Durham, N.C., pictured on Feb. 17, 2021.
Jaclyn Borowski/Education Week

Photo Essays

Our Visuals Team

Laura Baker
Creative Director
Jaclyn Borowski
Visuals Editor
Gina Tomko
Art Director
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