During the pandemic, schools in Europe and the U.S. have erected tents in their yards or expanded school gardens. Forest preschools go a step beyond that. Their advocates say nature should be the tool for learning, not just the backdrop.
Science reporters based in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Berlin with school-age children reflect on the intersection of the personal and professional.
As COVID-19 cases in Germany top 20,000 per day and social life is restricted, most schools and daycares remain open, unlike in spring.
German students headed back to school after a two-month lockdown in the spring. Eight months after the pandemic began, many students in Kansas City and St. Louis are still learning at home.
Europe has surpassed the United States in cases per capita. “Europe is at the epicenter of this pandemic once again,” WHO’s regional director for Europe said on October 29.
Education reporter Ryan Delaney joined St. Louis on the Air from Berlin to discuss what he’s learned about the German way of handling education in the pandemic.
Although the Bavarian government, in Germany's south, has ordered the first widespread lockdowns in districts along the Austrian border, schools in most of Germany are generally back to normal. At least for the moment.
German students have been in school since August, thanks to hygiene measures and targeted quarantines. But that early success could soon be put to the test with a resurgence of the coronavirus.
"We’re at risk of gambling away our success,” virologist Christian Drosten warned in the German newspaper Die Zeit. His message referred to Germany, but it could have been addressed to all of Europe.
Christian Drosten is one of the world’s foremost experts on coronaviruses; his career has closely tracked their emergence as a global threat. Now, he is also a popular—if nerdy—hero.
German states may now be making decisions that will come back to haunt the country.
Nigerian refugees in Bavaria spend up to three years in isolated centers, with no work, an allowance of 90 euros a month, dire living conditions, and travel restrictions.
How did Germany reopen schools compared to the United States, and with cases ticking back up in Germany, will its early success and the United States’ troubled restart hold through the fall?
“The Forgotten OneƵ” explores the idea of fantasy versus reality, revealing one of Germany's darkest secrets: the current state of Nigerian refugees in the countryside of Bavaria.
The death of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world—but he was far from the first Saudi dissident to be targeted abroad, and he is by no means the last.
In the last two years, voters across Europe have elected new governments whose platforms rest, in more or less explicit ways, on the politics of "identitarianism."
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
How are newly arrived refugees interacting with preexisting Muslim, Christian and other religious communities in Germany? What role does faith play in their integration, or lack thereof?
"A Postcard Home" is a collaborative series exploring a remarkable chapter in human migration through the viewpoint of a child.
What is home for war refugees and the communities trying to integrate them? Where do conflicts arise and how do diverse people find common ground? A series about war refugees starting over in Europe.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Some 1.1 million migrants came to seek asylum in Germany’s borders in 2015 and more are on their way. What's life like for refugees after they arrive?
The crisis in Europe has created entire towns of refugees in rural Germany and prompted an epidemic of xenophobic arson attacks across the country.
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.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
Ben Mauk discusses his year-long Pulitzer Center project on the EU asylum crisis, which culminated in three wide-ranging stories on migration, asylum, and xenophobia.
Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.
Laura Kasinof learns what it means to leave everything behind and move to a new country with little knowledge of what the future will hold.
Scott Anderson discusses how he chronicles the lives of six people to tell the story of the collapse of the Middle East. "We're all living with the fall-out of what has happened in this region."
Ekeke, a 2019 Pulitzer Center Fellow who reported on Nigerian refugees, speaks to the San Franciso Chronicle about creating visual symphonies.
"Finding Home" has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary category for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Diana Markosian discusses her recent project photographing young refugees learning to swim.
The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media.
"Finding Home" and "Down from the Mountains" were awarded first place in their categories at the eighth annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
Pulitzer Center grantees take first place in the online feature story visual editing category for work on Syrian refugees.
This week: Syrian refugees try to find home after leaving their country, a special investigation into the killing of Rohingyan Muslims, and your chance to take home a print from a Pulitzer Center-sponsored photographer.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
This week: the lives of refugees throughout Europe and beyond, the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram, Russian hacking in Eastern Europe, and the ICIJ wins the Pulitzer Prize.
There are two weeks left to submit photos of strong women to the joint assignment with NatGeo Your Shot.
Honored reporting covers issues ranging from refugees and the world economy to human rights abuses by the Assad regime.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson looks at climate change and how some countries are trying to combat it.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.