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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.

 

COVID's Quiet War Against Suburbia

An 18th birthday, the MCAT, a raucous third grade Zoom classroom, and job loss. These are just a few of her family's life experiences that Wake Forest University senior Marlee Rich chronicles during the pandemic.

Rebuilding the House of Miles

As two East St. Louis residents began to rebuild the House of Miles, they faced some questions over their motivations for renovating what was a dilapidated property with little sign of Davis — who lived there from 1939 to 1944. However, with a $250,000 capital improvement grant from the state of Illinois, they hope to welcome the public to an artistic hub once the threat of the coronavirus subsides.

As Big Museums Get Rescue Grants, the President of the Nation’s Only Puerto Rican Museum Says He’s ‘Tired of Being Left Behind’

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, the only Puerto Rican history museum in the United States, continues to fight for racial and financial equity. However, in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged Illinois, many museums of color have been feeling the squeeze of the economic hardships caused by it.

Land Grab-Ohio

Being a “Land Grant” university is a source of pride at Ohio State University—but why? Eye on Ohio looks into the Native American lands that helped fuel one of Ohio's largest economic engines.

Prairie State Museums Project: The Impact of COVID-19 on Illinois Museums

In partnership with local media organizations across Illinois, this project elevates the stories of “Prairie State” museums and their inherent community and economic value as they face the COVID crisis.

The 1857 Project

The 1857 Project tells the story of race in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois. The 1857 Dred Scott decision denying blacks humanity and the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates were the prelude to Civil War.

The Hidden Homeless

In 2016, the number of unaccompanied homeless youth reached 100,000 for the first time ever, and experts suggest official numbers are much higher. With school out indefinitely during the coronavirus crisis, the race is on to find these "Hidden Homeless" and help them.

Race, Reunion, and Redemption

Judy Gladney and her late husband, Eric Vickers, were among the first African Americans to attend their suburban St. Louis high school. As her 50th class reunion approaches, Judy describes their struggle.

Turkey: Women in IT

New research shows that participation of women in the computer industry labor force creates significant economic growth for Turkey and the world.

New Challenges in Senegal: Type 2 Diabetes

With the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population, Senegal is facing new challenges. While the factors causing this change may be obvious, the solutions are not always as simple.

Before Ferguson, Beyond Ferguson

Families of color have long been thwarted in finding a quality education. We present the saga of one St. Louis family, how they got educated and managed to gain their purchase on the American Dream.

Meet the Journalist: Jaime Joyce

What compels migrants to leave Central America? What challenges do they face at teh U.S. Mexico border? Meet Jaime Joyce, who traveled to Honduras and Tijuana to report on migration.

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.