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Online Tool Tracks Juvenile Justice Policy and Practice Changes

The Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics) site monitors juvenile justice system change by examining state laws and juvenile justice practice, combined with the most relevant state and national statistics. Read More
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Competition, Leadership Summits Urge Millennials to Find Tech Solutions to Improve Latino Lives

A total of $500,000 in grants will be distributed to 10 to 15 millennial-led projects that leverage technology to improve conditions and learning in Latino communities as part of the recently launched VotoLatino Innovators Challenge. Read More
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Initiative to Explore Impact of Informal Science Learning

An international initiative called Science Learning+ will provide $15 million to support research about learning outside the classroom, exploring the most effective practices and building the evidence in this area. The initiative is the result of ... Read More
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New Alliance to Push for Connected Learning

The MacArthur-supported Connected Learning Alliance is expected to grow and already involves more than three dozen organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, MIT Media Lab, National Writing Project and YOUmedia. Read More
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The Technology Deficit: Attracting Tech Talent into Government and Civil Society

The New America Foundation and the MIT Information Policy Project discussed the in-depth findings from a recent report which examines the underlying causes and possible solutions to address this technology talent gap. Read More
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Connected Learning Among LittleBigPlanet 2 Players

This case report examines the popular video game that allows players to create their own costumes, games, and worlds and finds that player demographic differences, among other factors, can enable and constrain learning opportunities. Read More
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States Performed Better in 2012 Elections

Overall, states did better elections performance in 2012 than they did in 2008, according to the Elections Performance Index from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
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Column to Explore the “Science of Cities”

The column aims to elevate the conversation about science, research, urban policy, and their growing connection. Read More
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Ethiopian Government Uses Commercial Spyware to Monitor Journalists, Advocates

A report from The Citizen Lab, a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, exposes the Ethiopian government’s use of commercial spyware to hack into the computers of journalists in the ... Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas and ... Read More
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Foreign Use of U.S. Internet Servers in Cyber-spying

An Italian computer spyware firm, Hacking Team, whose tools foreign governments allegedly have used to spy on dissidents and journalists, relies heavily on the servers of U.S. Internet companies, according to a new report from ... Read More