Photo of the Day

a teacher and two students raising the American flag at a small schoolhouse in Nebraska
June 14, 2020

Rural School

In rural Nebraska, the school day starts with raising the American flag. When this picture appeared in the October 1978 issue, these children—a third grader and a fifth grader—were the only two students that attended this one-room schoolhouse.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, Nat Geo Image Collection

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