Pulitzer Center Update

Education news

The latest Pulitzer Center education news and classroom visits.

Poet Kwame Dawes Visits Banneker High School

On Friday, December 17, Kwame Dawes, a poet, professor, and Pulitzer Center grantee, visited Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington D.C.. During the visit, Dawes shared his latest project, "Voices from Haiti," an exploration of Haiti one year after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

Nerinx Hall Water Haul

Inspired by Pulitzer Center reporting on water, students from Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis, Missouri take action to publicize global water issues, and offer their own solutions to the crisis. 

Haiti, After the Quake

When high school seniors from the School Without Walls in Washington, DC were asked what they've heard lately about Haiti by visiting Pulitzer Center journalists, they responded, "not much." Almost 10 months after the earthquake, media attention on Haiti has faded. The country's struggles have not.

Pulitzer Center journalists inform students on water related issues

Peter Sawyer said 4,500 children under the age of 14 die every day because of water-related diseases.

Sawyer was one of three speakers from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting who spoke about the worldwide water crisis from a journalistic perspective Thursday in Ballroom B of the Student Center.

Sawyer, a journalist for the center, said the role of the center's journalists is to tell the world about issues that are for the most part unknown.

"884 million people don't have access to clean drinking water," Sawyer said.