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Access to quality education has a tremendous impact on the lives of people around the world, leading to positive outcomes in economic success and health. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Education” feature reporting that covers how education is used to improve standards of living, increase economic opportunity, and build a global middle class. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on education.

 

Sustainability Utopia Among the Mazahua

Rocio Albino Garduño takes her work home with her. Garduño and her family use their own home as a classroom to educate their traditional farming community about more sustainable practices.

Kids of Kakuma

TIME for Kids travels to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to learn what life is like for children who live and go to school there.

August 16, 2018

The Mazahua and Mexico's Water Crisis

Meg Vatterott

How does climate change disrupt a vulnerable community's access to water? Meg Vatterot reports on the effect of Mexico City's water crisis on the Mazahua indigenous community.

August 03, 2018

A Safe Place to Learn and Grow

Jaime Joyce

Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.

June 15, 2018

The Girl Effect

Annalisa Merelli

How paying 14 girls to attend schools boosted an entire economics ecosystem in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.

April 16, 2018

A Special Kind of School

Jaime Joyce

What does it mean to be a refugee? What is it like to live in and go to school at a refugee camp? "A Special Kind of School" takes young readers to Kenya to visit the classrooms of refugee students.

August 03, 2017

Women and Opportunity in Southern India

Praveena Somasundaram

Praveena Somasundaram from Guilford College traveled to southern India to report on gender inequality in education and the difficulties and opportunities women face in the workplace in both urban and rural areas.

July 21, 2017

Laughing at ISIS

Wes Bruer

If you are scared of terrorists, they relish that. If you express hatred towards them, they feed off of that. But if you laugh at them, they don't know how to react.

June 26, 2017

The Privatization of Education in Africa

Peg Tyre

The fastest growing chain of schools in the world is a highly controversial for-profit company backed by Silicon Valley investors which promises to educate the poorest of the poor.

October 11, 2016

Life Inside: Art in Brazil Prisons

Kate Toporski

What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Meet the Journalist: Lizzie Wade

Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.

Meet the Journalist: Alice Su

Journalist Alice Su speaks about her 2017 project on religion among resettled refugees in Germany, a country that has accepted more asylum seekers than any other European country.

Meet the Journalist: Peg Tyre

"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.

Beyond War Conference Highlights

Journalists and youth activists took center stage at the Beyond War Conference, sharing their vision for what it means to maintain journalistic integrity in times of peacebuilding and conflict. 

Creating Everyday Coolidge

Inspired by a Pulitzer Center workshop introducing Everyday Africa, a DC teacher and her students created "Everyday Coolidge" to combat stereotypes and share everyday life at Coolidge High School.

Peace and Justice in Montgomery

Sharing a visit to the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, at Swanson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. The memorial was established by the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization headed by civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, "to create hope for marginalized communities."

10 Lesson Plans to Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.

Feature Writing Workshop

This resource outlines tips for feature writing that can be applied to a variety of events. Students in the DC metro area used these tips to reflect on workshops with Pulitzer Center journalists.

Conviction Driven 'Miracles'

After reading Erik Vance's The Science Behind Miracles, students discuss what it means to have a “limitless” world and whether or not science has anything to do with achieving the impossible.