In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia. The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European University at St. Petersburg, the New Economic School, and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. While the Law on Endowments does not give tax breaks to donors, it does make contributions and interest earned on endowments tax-free for the recipient and should facilitate a surge of endowment-building in the nonprofit sector, including among educational and research institutions.
June 26, 2014 - From The Field
A MacArthur-supported network of organizations building a new culture of credentialing and learning has committed to increase access to opportunities in education and the workforce using open badges to 10 million students and workers worldwide. Read More
June 17, 2014 - Publication
The report lays out steps for implementing five essential principles seen as critical to this shift: student-centered learning networks, equity of access, interoperability, digital literacy, and learner safety, privacy, and trust. Read More
June 17, 2014 - From The Field
The 5th Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed The Trust Challenge, is offering $1.2 million in grants to the most promising innovations for fostering trusted learning environments online. Read More