Sgt. Carmelo Crivello of Phelps County is a legend along the section of I-44 he has patrolled for 20 years. He focuses on the westbound lanes where cars carry cash. The money pays for jails and guns.
Law enforcement agencies in St. Charles County got a budget windfall of more than $1 million in 2017. The source? A court process known as civil asset forfeiture.
Rachel Lippmann and William Freivogel discuss how police departments use civil asset forfeiture, as well as the legal implications of the practice.
How civil asset forfeiture stacks up with the law, and how police abuse it.
Indira Lakshmanan writes about what the passing of Dr. Roderick MacFarquhar means for academia.
National and international media has begun recognizing the cultural bridge-building efforts of Western Massachusetts group.
In the same week the Pentagon said Guantánamo is still an option for ISIS prisoners in Syria, the war-on-terror prison seeks contractors to bid for a three-cell, ADA-approved compound. Price tag? Unknown.
The Pentagon doubled down on an appeal by the State Department to foreign countries to take home their nationals captured in Syria as foreign fighters for ISIS. Detention at Guantánamo is still a viable option.
Indira Lakshmanan guest hosted a segment on NPR's 1A covering the politics of climate change in the United States and the future of the "Green New Deal."
Alexis Smith, a Pulitzer Center student fellow, reports on resources for the disabled community in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
America's mid-century uranium boom changed the face of the West. Meet the man at the center of its secret afterlife.
Marine Col. Keith Parrella was holding his third round of pretrial hearings in the September 11 case when he suddenly became ill, forcing cancellation of this week’s 9/11 session at Guantánamo.
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.
Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave of enthusiasm, as people feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.
An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
U.S. administration defines Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace, yet allows millions in subsidized donations to help sustain them. How does it work? Investigative journalist Uri Blau digs deep.
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
The Pulitzer Center, with support from A Culture of Safety (ACOS), sponsored Hostile Environment/First Aid Training (HEFAT) for 14 freelancers in the hills of Virginia.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
How to use progressive learning and what results look like, according to Pulitzer Center contributor and Lesson Builder user Tracy Crowley.
Eighteen 6th grade students from Alice Deal Middle School performed poems in response to Pulitzer Center reporting projects and sparked dialogues with passersby.
For the third year, high school seniors at the New York City Lab School participate in the 'Out of Lab' project, an exercise in slow journalism that allows students to uncover underreported stories in their local communities.
Youth activists from diverse communities across the country share their experiences as leaders in the movement against gun violence and guide an interactive dialogue on media representation.
This week: exploring portraits of LGBTQ+ people in India, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and examining unique challenges and opportunities for youth peacebuilders.
A month after the release of his newest book, Jon Meacham spoke at the Pulitzer Center about America's historical resilience and how Trump fits into that framework.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
Philippines-based journalist highlights impact of President Duterte's policies on impoverished communities and families.
Middle school students from Wheatley Education Campus in Washington, DC explored videography with producers and story editors at Vox.
Two Pulitzer Center grantees, Anita Hofschneider and Cory Lum, won the Small Newsroom Sally Jacobsen International Perspectives Award from the Associated Press Media Editors (APME).
Students discuss culture, identity and the impact of government-mandated residential schools for indigenous children in the U.S. and Canada using photography and reporting by Daniella Zalcman.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
Students explore photographs of Canadian residential schools, composite portraits, and interview excerpts of residential school survivors from Daniella Zalcman's "Signs of Your Identity."
Students explore how climate change is affecting the work of archaeologists in the arctic using Eli Kintisch's project "Thawing Arctic Soils: A Tenuous Present and Dangerous Future.”
This lesson asks students to compare the water crisis facing Flint, Michigan to a water crisis in China. Students use digital resources and practice cooperative learning and writing skills.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.
This lesson provides resources for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC as they create lesson plans connected to the "Dispatches" exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.
This is a multi-week unit on U.S. companies and the welfare of international workers. Students will examine how U.S. companies manufacture their goods and how they care for their workers abroad.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students analyze how an author structures and supports a story about disappearing sand reserves, then create visual campaigns that increase awareness about sand depletion.