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Need for Evidence-Based Perspective on Digital Media and Education

The MacArthur-supported book Connected Minds: Technology and Today’s Learners provides insight into what evidence exists and what is needed to assist educators and policymakers Read More
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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More
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Learning in the 21st Century: Updating Current Policies and Practices

The National Research Council draws on a large research base to define and summarize certain learning skills and their importance to success in education, work, health, and other life contexts. The MacArthur-funded report, Education for Life ... Read More

YOUmedia Teen Artists and Writers Release New Magazine

Students at YOUmedia, the Foundation-supported teen learning space in Chicago's downtown Harold Washington Library Center, have been working closely with mentors over the past few months to create a teen-friendly magazine. Read More

Students of Foundation-Supported School Place First in Annual Mathematics Tournament

Students at Quest to Learn, the innovative, digitally-oriented middle school supported by MacArthur, participated in the third annual New York City Mathematics Project Math Olympiad Tournament at Lehman College. Read More
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New Learning Lab Will Research, Develop Games to Engage Students, Measure Learning

A new learning lab will research and develop compelling video games that engage students in innovative ways and provide data on students' comprehension of the core skills deemed critical by states for college and the 21st ... Read More
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Interactive Online Magazine Produced by Chicago Students

Sixth graders from across Chicago have teamed together to create and produce the second issue of the Digital Youth Network interactive online magazine. Read More

Webinar Series on Education in the Digital Age

A weekly webinar series provides information on ways to reimagine education in light of the expanding digital and global world. The MacArthur-supported series features experts in the field addressing issues like democratizing education, game-like learning, digital ... Read More
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Study Finds Young People Using New Media for Participatory Politics

Substantial numbers of young people across racial and ethnic groups are engaging in “participatory politics” Read More
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Research Universities and the Future of America

Research universities have made critical contributions to the American economy and society. However, persistent funding challenges threaten the vitality of U.S. research universities, according to a report requested by Congress. Read More