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Harry Potter Alliance Inspiring Young People's Civic Engagement

In an interview, MacArthur grantee Henry Jenkins, of the University of Southern California, said that the Harry Potter Alliance, an online fan group, is demonstrating a "powerful new model for getting young people involved in the ... Read More

ECOWAS Court Says Education is a Basic Human Right in Nigeria

In a landmark judgment, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria, declared that Nigerians have an enforceable right to basic education. Read More
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The Promise of Game Design in Curriculum and Learning

Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning Read More

Winners of Game Changers Kids Competition Announced

Seventeen winners of the Game Changers Kids Competition were announced in Washington, DC today at the White House Science Fair Read More
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A Decade of Improvement in African Higher Education

This report highlights improvements in African higher education over the past decade, which stemmed from a $440 million investment by seven American foundations. Read More
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30 New Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums Across the Nation

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. Read More

Learning by Playing

The New York Times' Magazine profiles the nation's first public school based on the principles of game design. Read More
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Accomplishments of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership has strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries, including Nigeria, so they can better contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and social development on the continent. Read More

Lessons from a Ten-Year Funder Collaborative: A Case Study of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a ten-year funder collaborative, sought to strengthen higher education in Africa through a total investment of close to half a billion dollars. Read More

International Multimedia Institute Launches in India

Aspiring journalists in India can now train in an 11-month digital media program that emphasizes the best professional practices. Read More

Enrollment in MDP Programs Expands

This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. Read More
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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