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Digital Media & Learning Competition Provides $2 Million for Innovations in Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to help people learn; demonstrate their skills and knowledge; unlock job, education and civic opportunities, and open new pipelines to talent. Read More

Law and Neuroscience Network Expands at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More

Video: The Education Crisis in Developing Countries

Rebecca Winthrop of the Brookings Institute, details the educational crisis for children in developing countries and its impact on the respective countries' economic success. Read More
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Assessing the Impact of MacArthur's Digital Media & Learning Grantmaking

Heather Weiss of the Harvard Family Research Project discusses her work assessing how MacArthur's grantmaking has impacted the field of digital media and learning. Read More

New U.S. Government Website Focuses on Digital Literacy Tools

DigitalLiteracy.gov provides libraries, schools, and workforce training centers with tools to help teach computer and digital literacy skills and features a number of MacArthur grantees and supported research. Read More

Increasing Digital Access in Chicago Neighborhoods

The MacArthur-supported Smart Communities program works to increase digital access and use by families, businesses, and other institutions in five moderate- and low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

IMLS Releases Grant Guidelines for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the availability of application guidelines for the “Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums” project, funded jointly by IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

Call for Applications: Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

A new funding initiative of the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the MacArthur Foundation is accepting applications for up to $100,000 to plan and design learning labs in museums and libraries across the ... Read More
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Global Compact on Learning

A report by the Brookings Institution calls for a global policy on access to quality education and learning for youth in the developing world, especially poor girls who are often left behind and disadvantaged. Read More
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Increasing Female Teachers in Africa

This literature review examines empirical evidence that shows how increasing female teachers in primary education may improve girls’ educational achievement and attainment. Read More

YOUMedia Chicago: A Snapshot of Year One

A new report by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago documents the opportunities and challenges of the first year of YOUMedia, a youth-centered digital learning space at the Chicago Public Library. Read More

U.S. Government Launches Digital Literacy Portal

The U.S. government has launched a new website – DigitalLiteracy.gov – that provides resources to practitioners who are delivering digital literacy training and services in their communities. Read More

$1.2 Million to Support Research and Collaboration on Girls’ Secondary Education in the Developing World

In support of girls’ post-primary education in developing countries, MacArthur awarded four grants totaling more than $1.2 million. Read More

Lack of Proficiency in Civics Identified as Looming Crisis

MacArthur grantee iCivics declares "a crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education," after reviewing the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress results. Read More