The Pulitzer Center's education team members are excited to announce our newest partners in our mission to cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public through educational programming and resources.
Forty-one teams of educators, comprising two–five members each from across the United States, have been selected to form the inaugural cohort of The 1619 Project Education Network. These teams will collaborate with one another, award-winning journalists, noted historians, and the Pulitzer Center education team to explore the materials that make up The 1619 Project from The New York Times Magazine. This effort will culminate in the creation of curricular resources that allow students to engage authentically and critically with the world around them.
The 1619 Project Education Network is the Pulitzer Center’s response to feedback and requests from thousands of educators nationwide about the need for support, guidance, and networking opportunities as they implement resources from 1619 in their classrooms. The 1619 Project Education Network is well-equipped to begin this work of providing students with access to underreported news stories on racial justice. We know from our previous work that this access to information and reporting empowers students to tell their own stories.
The network of educators in the 2021 cohort represents schools, districts, and institutions from 21 states. They work with K-12 students as well as youth and adults in carceral facilities. Their content areas include history, debate, economics, art, and food sciences. By the end of the cohort year, teams will have developed, implemented, and evaluated standards-aligned unit plans that support their existing curricula by engaging students with The 1619 Project. Their projects and works will be shared publicly through the Pulitzer Center’s 1619 Education Portal and will be free for all educators to use.
You can learn more about our network teams and see their represented regions in the slideshow above.