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Research on Benefits of Medicaid Enrollment

New research finds that expanding low-income adults’ access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals, and improves their self-reported health and well-being. Read More

Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

According to a new report by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chicago's controversial efforts to overhaul its public housing have showed gradual improvement Read More

Pathbreaking Series on Digital Media and Learning Released

The MIT Press today announced the publication of a new series on digital media and learning supported by MacArthur. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Announcement of MacArthur Series on Digital Media and Learning

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews new research on digital media and learning. Read More

Op-Ed by Jonathan Fanton: New Generations, New Media Challenges

In this Op-Ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines how digital environments are changing the way young people learn. Read More

Interview with Jonathan Fanton on Democracy, Digital Learning, and Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century

Recently, Philanthropy News Digest spoke with MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of MacArthur's Digital Media and Learning Initiative, New York, NY

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces a 5-year, $50 million initiative to investigate the role and impact of digital technology in the lives of young people. Read More

MacArthur Investing $50 Million In Digital Learning

MacArthur announced plans to build the emerging field of digital media and learning, committing $50 million over five years to the effort. Read More

White Paper: Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published this white paper that explores new frameworks and models for media literacy. Read More

MacArthur Invests $5.3 Million to Help Reduce Nuclear and Biological Weapons Dangers

MacArthur announced 12 grants totaling nearly $5.3 million to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear and biological weapons and materials. Read More

Exploring How Young People Use Digital Media and Potential for Improving Learning

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education. Read More

Rethinking Global Security

Contents Containing the biological threat Cultivating a new generation of experts on science and security issues Director's Message Jefferson Science Fellows join State Department President’s Message Working toward security in space   Containing the biological ... Read More

MacArthur Launches $50 Million Science, Technology and Security Initiative

MacArthur will commit more than $50 million over the next six years to engage scientists and engineers at leading universities and research facilities in the U.S. and internationally in efforts to help reduce the threat ... Read More