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Education news

The latest Pulitzer Center education news and classroom visits.

A Gateway to the World

By Aaron Sudholt
Originally published in Suburban Journals

A Collinsville High School class on Monday got a look into the world that few students ever learn about.

Reporters from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and staff from Civitas Associates attended one of Barbara Lindauer's world history classes to show news stories they had reported on from around the world.

Acceptance Speech for the Goldman Sachs Prize for Excellence in International Education

Asia Society, New York

This is an incredible honor for the Pulitzer Center. And it is an especially great honor to receive such an award during such difficult economic times when now, more than ever, every penny counts.

So you have our word that we will use very penny responsibly and in pursuit of our mission to raise awareness of global issues amongst today's youth and tomorrow's leaders.

Pulitzer Center Wins 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education

The Pulitzer Center is the recipient of a 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education in Media/Technology presented by the Asia Society. We are honored by this recognition of our Global Gateway educational initiative where we connect students with under-reported international issues and the Pulitzer Center journalists covering them. Our Pulitzer Gateway online portals are an essential part of this work from the prototype Water Wars launched in the fall to India: Conflicts Within, which went live this winter.

Broken News: What went wrong and how to make it right

The following is an excerpt of "Broken News: What went wrong, and how to make it right" an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to Davidson College, February 2, 2009.

I was at a conference last Friday in New York where we talked, no surprise, about the search for new models that would make it possible to sustain independent, high-quality journalism.

Journalists Reach Out to LC on ‘Water Wars’ & Media Coverage

By Lauren Preston

Originally published in The Pioneer Log
One billion people do not have access to clean water. 4,000 children die from diarrhea each day. Water-borne diseases kill more people in East Africa than AIDS. These were only a few of the myriad of statistics thrown out into the audience last Thursday night.

Blood, Sweat and Tea: Death Amongst India's Tea-Workers

The following is an unpublished Op-Ed article written by Sarah Ryan, as part of a Global Gateway: Georgetown project to raise awareness and develop outreach strategies for global issues.

Tea. One of the simplest drinks to make. All you need is a tea bag, hot water and some sugar. It takes a lot more effort to make the tea however, than to enjoy it. An effort which for some people means life or death.