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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

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