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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.

 

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.

Favela Ballet

A group of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.

The Mazahua and Mexico's Water Crisis

How does climate change disrupt a vulnerable community's access to water? Meg Vatterott reports on the effect of Mexico City's water crisis on the Mazahua indigenous community.

A Safe Place to Learn and Grow

Who are the Rohingya? Why have they fled Myanmar? "A Safe Place to Learn and Grow" takes young readers to Bangladesh to learn what is being done to help refugee children heal and access education.

The Girl Effect

How paying 14 girls to attend schools boosted an entire economics ecosystem in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.

A Special Kind of School

What does it mean to be a refugee? What is it like to live in and go to school at a refugee camp? "A Special Kind of School" takes young readers to Kenya to visit the classrooms of refugee students.

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.

Our Top Ten Global News Lessons of 2018

The Pulitzer Center education team and our community of educators create K-12 and university curricula-aligned lesson plans throughout the year to ensure the issues that matter stay at the forefront of students’ minds, sparking discussions about international stories and how journalists report on them.

10 Lesson Plans to Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.