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Governance and Politics in the Changing American City

Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study convened 30 prominent urban scholars from several social science disciplines to discuss new ideas and advance research on the changing nature of urban politics and governance. 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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The Unique Role of the Juvenile Defender

A white paper by the National Juvenile Defender Center asserts that while juvenile defenders are a critical protection against injustice, they face a unique set of challenges when working to engage a young client in the ... Read More
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Chicago Expands City of Learning Initiative to Year-Round

The City of Chicago will expand its City of Learning Initiative to a year-round set of free activities and learning opportunities for youth, providing learning opportunities connected to their interests when school is not in session. Read More
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Understanding U.S. Worker Visas

The Global Workers Justice Alliance has created a comprehensive resource for information about the various non-immigrant visas used by U.S. employers to bring foreign workers to work in the United States. The Visa Pages contain ... Read More
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Finding Energy Efficiency Savings in Multifamily Housing

A report and case study by Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy) investigates the environmental, owner, and tenant non-energy benefits of three affordable multifamily buildings in Chicago. Read More