MINNEAPOLIS - Picture day is a big deal, and an even bigger deal this year at Lucy Laney Elementary in North Minneapolis — the first year kids aren’t required to wear uniforms. Photojournalist Ben Garvin was there to capture the smiles.

This is one of a number of stories on the school as part of a year-long series by Lindsey Seavert and Ben Garvin. Here’s our earlier profile on the school’s principal who’s spearheading a long-awaited shift towards better test grades and higher attendance.