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Study Shows Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development

The MacArthur-supported study shows that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online, often in ways adults do not understand or value. Read More

Code Outlines Five Principles of Fair Use for Teachers & Students

Thanks to a coordinated effort by the media literacy community, supported by experts at American University and grantee Temple University, teachers and students have a guide that simplifies the legalities of using copyrighted materials in an ... Read More

New Web Search Experience Based on Librarian Expertise

Researchers and developers from OCLC, the information schools of Syracuse University, and the University of Washington announced their participation in a new international effort to explore the creation of a more credible Web search. Read More
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Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

This white paper summarizes the results of a three-year ethnographic study, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, examining young people’s participation in the new media ecology. It represents a condensed version of a longer treatment of ... Read More

New Master’s Programs Will Train Sustainable Development Leaders

The first global initiative to provide rigorous professional training for future leaders in the field of sustainable development was unveiled today at Columbia University. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the International Commission on Education for Development Professionals

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton unveils the Foundation's $15 million commitment to create 2-year Master’s Programs in Development Practice at up to 12 universities worldwide. Read More

U.S. Foundations Affirm Commitment to African Higher Education

Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations announced in a press release the unanimous decision to continue collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond an original ten-year commitment ending in 2010. Read More

U.S. Foundations Affirm Further Commitment to African Higher Education

Presidents of the seven U.S. foundations comprising the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa announced their unanimous decision to continue their collaborative and individual grantmaking aimed at strengthening higher education in Africa beyond their original ... Read More
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Report on Education for Sustainable Development Practice

A report from the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice lays the groundwork for Master's in Development Practice programs worldwide. Read More

Study Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games

The first national survey of its kind finds that teens' gaming experiences are rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement. Read More

World’s Largest Science Festival Begins This Week in Chicago

The world’s largest science celebration kicked off today with an experiment involving city and civic leaders riding a fleet of more than 20 stationary bicycles to power a press conference. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Science Chicago, which will educate, inspire, and change lives, reaching out to four million people – 700,000 of them children and teenagers – with thousands of inter-related activities and events. Read More

Common Sense Media Receives Grant to Engage Parents in Kids’ Digital Media Lives

Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to improve kids' media lives, received a $500,000 grant from MacArthur. Read More