A free library of images celebrating student learning and teacher collaboration in five schools across the United States.

“American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action” contains nearly 500 original print-quality photos of real preK–12 students and teachers. These royalty-free photos are available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0).

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American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

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Preschool girl and boy


Elementary School
sixth-grade girl

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High school English teacher checks student's work

English Language Arts



Outdoor Learning
body cast art project

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“American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action” is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) in partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. All4Ed thanks the following schools for allowing their students and educators to be photographed for this project: UCLA Community School, Los Angeles, California; Sutton Middle School, Atlanta, Georgia; Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC; MC2 STEM High School, Cleveland, Ohio; and Skyline High School, Oakland, California. For additional information contact Kristen Loschert, All4Ed’s editorial director, at kloschert@all4ed.org. For more information about acceptable uses and licensing terms visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.