American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action

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This gallery contains nearly 300 original print-quality images of actual preK–12 students and teachers engaged in authentic learning activities. You are welcome to use these royalty-free images under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license (CC BY-NC 4.0). All photos used must carry the following credit: Courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action. For more information about acceptable uses and licensing terms visit

For additional information contact Kristen Loschert, editorial director at the Alliance for Excellent Education, at

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“American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action” is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) in partnership with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Alliance thanks the following schools for allowing their students and educators to be photographed for this project: Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC; MC2 STEM High School, Cleveland, Ohio; and Skyline High School, Oakland, California.