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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

The Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers Selected for Teen Learning Labs Project

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services committed $4 million to help the two organizations support a network that will engage youth in 21st century skills and STEM education. Read More

Chicago Public Radio on Reshaping Learning in the Digital World

Chicago Public Radio takes a closer look at ChicagoQuest, a new, MacArthur-supported, charter school opening in the fall that is harnessing the power of digital media for learning. Read More

College Students Verify Online Information with Family and Friends, According to New Study

A MacArthur-supported study by the UW Information School concludes that college students use online information for decisions in their personal lives, but rely almost as much on family and friends for finding and making choices about ... Read More
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Harnessing Corporate Philanthropy to Educate the World’s Poor

A report by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings suggests specific opportunities to achieve greater impact in educating the world’s poor through corporate philanthropy. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduction Remarks at the Spertus Institute: "Re-Imagining Learning"

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci explains the Foundation's interest in how digital technology affects learning and points to the ChicagoQuest charter school as an example. Read More