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Pulitzer Goes Back to School

Details: As students across the country kick off the 2020-2021 school year, look back at Pulitzer winners and finalists that delved into education policy and academic life in America. This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences.

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The Education of Henry Adams , by Henry Adams …

Details: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan Books). A deeply researched and elegantly written portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series, that describes how Wilder transformed her family’s story of poverty, failure and struggle into an uplifting tale of self-reliance, familial love and perseverance.

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Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic

Details: Jennifer Senior is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood," which spent eight weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was named one of Slate's top-10 books of 2014. She was previously a columnist and a book critic for The New York Times, and a longtime feature writer for New York magazine.

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Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holley and …

Details: Falkenberg wrote a metro column at the Chronicle for more than a decade that explored a range of topics, including education, criminal justice and state, local and national politics. In 2015, Falkenberg was awarded the Pulitzer for commentary, as well as the American Society of News Editors’ Mike Royko Award for Commentary/Column Writing for

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Staff of The Wall Street Journal

Details: “I did not inherit wealth, but I inherited an education and early exposure to finance, which inspired my career path,” Mr. Rogers said. The Nails family. James Nails Sr. arrived in Tulsa from Honey Grove, Texas, after oil was found in the area and before Oklahoma became a state in 1907. In 1917, he got a college vocational degree in shoemaking.

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Yaroslav Trofimov and the Staff of The Wall Street Journal

Details: Access to education is especially limited in impoverished rural areas, where there are few schools for boys or girls. In May, three bombs targeted a high school in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, killing more than 90 people, most of them teenage girls. Islamic State was suspected.

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Staff of The New York Times

Details: Rangina’s replacement as acting minister of education had previously run a madrasa in Pakistan. When high schools were reopened in September, only boys were given permission to return; while in some provinces girls were also quietly allowed, as the end of the year approached, most in the country were still being kept out of school.

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Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine

Details: Louise Aronson MD, MFA is Professor of Geriatrics at UCSF where her interests include optimizing healthcare for older adults, medical education, reflective learning, integrative geriatrics, and public medical writing. A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Medical School and the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, Dr. Aronson has served as director of the …

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Circle Jerk, by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley

Details: Education: Yale School of Drama (MFA dramaturgy, DFA fellow), Hamilton Read More. Patrick Foley is an actor and writer working in theater, film, and TV. He has performed at New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts, Judson Memorial Church, the Tank, the McKittrick, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare

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Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times

Details: She had sold her family's cow to keep them open because she believes so passionately in the redemptive power of education. Now that cash from readers has put the schools on a sound financial footing again. And Mercy Corps, a first-rate American aid group already active in Pakistan, has agreed to assist Mukhtaran in spending the money wisely.

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Farah Stockman of The Boston Globe

Details: Nobody argues anymore over whether Linda Brown, a black third-grader in Topeka, Kan., deserved the right to attend her local school, along with the white girls on her street. Nearly every American agrees with that landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down laws mandating segregation in public life.

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Brett Blackledge of The Birmingham (AL) News

Details: Johna Lindsey, the wife of House Education Budget Committee Chairman Richard Lindsey, receives more than $25,000 a year as an employee of Gadsden State Community College; and Susan Barron, wife of Senate President Lowell Barron until their divorce last year, receives $54,506 a year from Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville, records

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Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times

Details: The white elite sent their children to private schools, while poor white children went without an education. But newly freed black people, who had been prohibited from learning to read and write during slavery, were desperate for an education. So black legislators successfully pushed for a universal, state-funded system of schools — not just

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William Raspberry of The Washington Post

Details: William Raspberry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post whose fiercely independent views illuminated conflicts concerning education, poverty, crime and race, and who was one of the first black journalists to gain a wide following in the mainstream press, died July 17 at his home in Washington.

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Eric Newhouse of Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune

Details: Special education. The state Office of Public Instruction spends $1.9 million a year on an alcohol- and drug-free educational program for students. And it spends $33 million educating children with various disabilities, including fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effect -- both of which are caused by mothers who drink while they are

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News Literacy Project Students Tune Into Pulitzer Announcement

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The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the

Details: Here his historical speculations were at a minimum, and never startling. The completed sections are on the revivals and on the legal mentality; he left notes for the section on technology, and he had planned to make a mighty sweep of the nineteenth century with sections on Education, Political Economy, Philosophy, Theology, Nature, The Self.

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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and …

Details: Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida’s orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they

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Pulitzer Prize Board 1931-1932

Details: Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862-December 7, 1947) was an educator and university president; an adviser to seven presidents and friend of statesmen in foreign nations; recipient of decorations from fifteen foreign governments and of honorary degrees from thirty-seven colleges and universities; a member of more than fifty learned societies and twenty clubs; the author of …

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What it’s like to be black

Details: Imagine, if you can, your skin not white but black. Imagine your present job, education and income the same, but your family shades of brown. The same things bother you. You worry over the possibility of war, you complain about taxes, you pay the rent and grocery bill, and you work for the health and welfare of your family.

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Wesley Morris of The New York Times

Details: The underfunded hospitals, appalling factory conditions and unequal education were readily evident last year, before Covid-19. Now, the inadequacies and inequalities expedite death and compound estrangement. The low-wage workers have been deemed essential yet remain paid inessentially. The numbers of black, Latino and Indigenous people infected

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Eli Hager of The Marshall Project and Joseph Shapiro

Details: Joseph Shapiro is a NPR News Investigations correspondent. Shapiro's major investigative stories include his reports on the way rising court fines and fees create an unequal system of justice for the poor and the rise of "modern day debtors' prisons," the failure of colleges and universities to punish for on-campus sexual assaults, the epidemic of sexual assault of …

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Tamar Stieber of Albuquerque Journal

Details: For a distinguished example of reporting on such specialized subjects as sports, business, science, education and religion, Three thousand dollars ($3,000). Tamar Stieber of Albuquerque Journal. Share: Twitter Facebook Email.

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Pulitzer Prize Board 1956-1957

Details: As a trustee of the District of Columbia Public Library, the Rockefeller Foundation, George Washington University, the National Geographic Society, and the Washington National Monument Society, McKelway supported education and philanthropy. He served as president of the Washington Board of Trade in 1945 and 1946.

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Pulitzer Prize Board 1928-1929

Details: Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862-December 7, 1947) was an educator and university president; an adviser to seven presidents and friend of statesmen in foreign nations; recipient of decorations from fifteen foreign governments and of honorary degrees from thirty-seven colleges and universities; a member of more than fifty learned societies and twenty clubs; the author of …

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Pulitzer Prize Board 2004-2005

Details: Named the National Press Foundation's 1997 Editor of the Year and Editor and Publisher's 2005 Editor of the Year, Jim Amoss has been editor of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans since July 1990. Previously, he had been associate editor of The Times-Picayune since 1988. Under his leadership, the paper won the 1997 Pulitzer Prizes in both public service and editorial …

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Pulitzer Prize Board 1954-1955

Details: As a trustee of the District of Columbia Public Library, the Rockefeller Foundation, George Washington University, the National Geographic Society, and the Washington National Monument Society, McKelway supported education and philanthropy. He served as president of the Washington Board of Trade in 1945 and 1946.

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Pulitzer Prize Board 2020-2021

Details: Katherine Boo, a former staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, was a reporter at The Washington Post when her series on mistreatment of mentally challenged people in Washington, DC, resulted in the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for The Post.The Pulitzer citation praised her work for exposing "wretched neglect and abuse in the city’s group homes for the …

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Kelly Lytle Hernández's 'Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire, and …

Details: Additionally, she has led the Arts & Media programming, developed political education curriculum, and served as a board member of United We Dream. Most recently Natalia was the Director for Immigrant Justice at our sister organization, the Center for Popular Democracy. Natalia holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Media

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Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray of the …

Details: Dumeus’ formal education had ended in grade school, but as the years passed, he built a vast knowledge of the machinery and its quirks. When something went wrong, Dumeus could diagnose problems better than many mechanics, his co-workers remembered. Some hazards were obvious. An explosion splattered molten lead on Dumeus in the fall of 1999

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Jason Cherkis of The Huffington Post

Details: In late 2013, before coverage of the opioid addiction epidemic became a regular feature of the nightly news, before Hillary Clinton called for a new approach to drug treatment, and before the president ad-libbed the word “heroin” in the second paragraph of his State of the Union speech, The Huffington Post's Jason Cherkis flew to Kentucky to investigate why so many Americans …

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The sad years of President Lyndon B. Johnson

Details: A landmark aid to education act, for elementary and secondary schools, cracked a constitutional and political impasse over church-school relationships, and it was brought into being not by past momentum or by parliamentary manipulation, but through the innovation and sheer determination of the President.

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Trudy Rubin of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Details: Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times. For a sweeping, provocative and personal essay for the ground-breaking 1619 Project, which seeks to place the enslavement of Africans at the center of America’s story, prompting public conversation about …

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Pulitzer Prize Board 1943-1944

Details: Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862-December 7, 1947) was an educator and university president; an adviser to seven presidents and friend of statesmen in foreign nations; recipient of decorations from fifteen foreign governments and of honorary degrees from thirty-seven colleges and universities; a member of more than fifty learned societies and twenty clubs; the author of …

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Sophie Gilbert of The Atlantic

Details: A spate of recent works—some memoiristic, some fictional—points to how uniquely teachers and mentors can manipulate their power. At the end of april, Eve Crawford Peyton published in Slate her account of being groomed and assaulted by the author Blake Bailey. Bailey, she wrote, had been her English teacher in middle school before he held her down and raped her when she …

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MARK MARTURELLO/REGISTER ILLUSTRATION IRRATIONAL …

Details: owans need alternatives in higher education. But they don’t need more cosmetology schools. There are 27 in this state. Students — often young women from low-income families — spend months cutting hair, giving manicures, waxing eyebrows and providing other services. They may be pressured to sell shampoo and other products for the school. The

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In Myanmar, apartheid tactics against minority Muslims

Details: THE WAR ON THE ROHINGYAS IN MYANMAR, APARTHEID TACTICS AGAINST MINORITY MUSLIMS PULITZER PRIZE ENTRY INTERNATIONAL REPORTING 5 immigrants from Bangladesh. All these factors are accelerating an exodus of Rohingya boat people emigrating in rickety fishing vessels to

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Anand Gopal, contributing writer, The New Yorker

Details: Some women burned their school records and went into hiding, fearing a return to the nineteen-nineties, when the Taliban forbade them to venture out alone and banned girls’ education. For Americans, the very real possibility that the gains of the past two decades might be erased appeared to pose a dreadful choice: recommit to seemingly

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