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Education

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.

 

Pakistan: The Madrassa Myth

Reports have pointed to Pakistan’s Islamic schools as training grounds for terrorists--overlooking the hardline content of the public school curriculum.

Chile: Pressure Builds with Upcoming Elections

With presidential elections scheduled for November 19, 2013, the government of Chile now faces the biggest cry for revolutionary change since the Pinochet era––education as a citizen's right.

Chicago: Surviving Tragedy

Ondelee Perteet was shot in the face during a gang altercation in Chicago, but he and his mother never gave up.

How to Read Afghanistan

Vanessa Gezari, author of a new book on the Afghanistan murder of social scientist Paula Loyd, says the US military still stumbles through an Afghan culture it barely understands.

Violence Overshadows Student Demands

Newspapers in Chile focus on the Encapuchados, a small group of hooded, violent protesters, providing the government with reasons to ignore the legitimate demands of the students.

Round seven: Winning essays

In July 2009, the Pulitzer Center again partnered with Helium to produce round seven of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Writing Contests. Contestents chose from writing prompts and crafted essays regarding the most pressing international issues of the day.

Top round seven winners based their essays on the following question:

With mounting violence, a surge in Taliban support and growing numbers of displaced persons making front-page news in Pakistan, are we getting an accurate picture of realities on the ground?

Round One: Winning Essays

In March 2008, The Pulitzer Center partnered with Helium to launch its first round of the Global Issues/Citizen Voices Contest. Find the winning essays here.