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How Kids Seek and Gauge Reliability of Online Information

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids. Read More

Education: Reform or Transformation?

An article about the Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas features Education Director Connie Yowell, who comments on how the educational system should change to accommodate new ways of learning. Read More

School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills

All Things Considered takes a closer look at New York City's Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on principles of game design. Read More

CDFIs Receive Funding to Support Charter Schools

As part of a new $325-million JP Morgan Chase initiative, two Foundation-backed community development financial institutions will receive grants and access to $175 million in new low-cost debt to finance top-performing charter schools. Read More

Program Educates Cubans about How to Monitor Bird Species

MacArthur grantee Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, in conjunction with Cuba’s Eastern Center for Ecosystems and Biodiversity, has developed a bird conservation education program that has reached over 70,000 people. Read More

Survey Explores How Kids Process Information on the Web

A new MacArthur-funded survey finds that nine of ten kids believe "some" or "a lot" of what is on the Internet. Read More

Building a Global Academic Network

A commentary by John McArthur discusses the Foundation's support of a new global master's program in sustainable development, a recommendation of the international commission. Read More

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Ten winners of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition were announced today at a celebration of National Lab Day in Washington, DC, to promote science, technology, engineering and math across the country. Read More
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$5.6 Million to Support New Master’s Programs to Train Sustainable Development Leaders Worldwide

MacArthur announced grants totaling $5.6 million to ten universities in eight countries to establish new interdisciplinary Master’s in Development Practice programs. Read More

A Comprehensive Approach to Transforming Communities

The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development will offer training, build capacity, and document what is working or not in community development efforts across the country. Read More
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What Peer Participation Can Teach Government

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. Read More

Our Courts Online Games Prove Popular

An outside evaluation finds that MacArthur grantee Our Courts, a web-based project to teach civics to middle school children, is having a positive effect on social studies education. Read More

"Bad News"

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Exposing Bad Journalism

MacArthur grantee NewsTrust, a nonprofit website that allows people to rate the quality of news articles, teams up with Stanford journalism students to highlight stories with serious flaws. Read More

George Washington University Receives Support for Program on New Approaches to Regional Security Eurasia

MacArthur and the Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded $2 million to GW's Elliott School of International Affairs to lead three programs enhancing scholarship and public policy awareness of global security issues. Read More