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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.

 

"My Dream Is That Inequality Is Reduced"

Indian anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare says that he doesn't like to be compared to Mohandas Gandhi but that there is much in the latter's philosophy that he admires.

Occupy Delhi: A Gandhian Take on Corruption

As India's year-long confrontation over corruption enters a decisive stage, a look at the village roots and Gandhian influences of Anna Hazare, the unlikely hero of the anti-corruption campaign.

Egypt: Hot Teachers

Egypt's educational system is a shambles. Teachers and students have gone on a nation-wide strikes to protest the slow pace of reforms under the transitional military government.

Will Oil Mean Jobs?

Ghanaians assumed new employment opportunities would arise after oil was discovered off shore several years ago, but thousands are still waiting for jobs to materialize.

A local company recently held a graduation ceremony for 913 people trained in welding, pipefitting, electrical work and specialized construction. The graduates were participants in a new program intended to create a qualified labor pool for Ghana’s new oil industry. But officials say only 1,000 jobs will be created by 2020 and some of those jobs may not be given to Ghanaians.

Afghanistan Dispatch: Permanent Recess

In Afghanistan, literacy is a villager’s only chance to break the cycle of poverty. But despite billions of dollars of aid, the children of Oqa and other far-flung settlements remain illiterate.

Education in Haiti: Adapting to Tent Life

Haiti's post-earthquake tent cities house many willing students who lack accessible education. Educator Alzire Rocourt has a passion for teaching and a vision for change.

Working with nothing but her sweet voice, an old chalkboard and some cardboard posters, Rocourt teaches Haitian children about the music of Chopin, Beethoven and other classical composers. "School has become for them the way to hope," she said.

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