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- 06/01/18--12:49: Faces of the National Spelling Bee – Photo Gallery
- 06/13/18--08:38: Mortar Board Hopes, Dreams and Humor — Photo Gallery
The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that many expected. Naysa Modi, a poised and charismatic four-time participant whose long spelling career seemed to be building toward triumph, sat next to a newcomer whom she had already beaten this year — at the county level. Associated Press photographers Cliff Owen and Jacquelyn Martin documented the drama of the 3-day event.
As part of the Quality Counts 2018: Finance package, Education Week visited two very different schools: a high school in Shoshoni, Wyo., that has tech capabilities in every room in a state that has put a big premium on classroom connectivity; and a K-12 school in a rural corner of Vermont that has an enrollment of just 75 students and doubles as the site for the town offices and library.
As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, high school graduates around the country expressed a variety of views and feelings through their mortar board art. Photo editors at Education Week took to the Associated Press and Instagram to showcase some of these creative caps.
Alumni from Santa Fe High School in Texas come together for a class reunion and fundraiser for victims of last May's school shooting.