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Assessing Public Opinion on Immigration

A report shows that the surge of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border in the summer of 2014 had little effect on a 20-year trend of decreasing public concern over immigration. Read More
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Youth Perspective on Being Tried as Adults

A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois explores how young people who have been tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults understand and perceive the process, and makes a number of recommendations for improving it. Read More
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Reimagining School: Opportunity, Safety, and Privacy in the Social Lives of Networked Teens

MacArthur and several Chicago partners brought together Microsoft Researcher danah boyd and Hive Chicago Learning Network Director Sam Dyson for a discussion on how social media is affecting teens’ lives. Read More
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Deportation and Discretion: Reviewing the Record and Options for Change

Since 1996, the U.S. has formally deported more than 4.6 million noncitizens, with about 3.7 million of these occurring since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, according to a ... Read More
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Investing for Social Impact

Program-Related Investments Director Debra Schwartz talks about the MacArthur Foundation’s history of impact investing and the role foundations can play in investing for social impact at a recent BMW Foundation event. Read More
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Financing Impact by Design

Program-Related Investments Director Debra Schwartz talks about how to design impact investments by first focusing on the problem an investor or Foundation is trying to address at a recent University of Oxford event. Read More
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Group to Explore Justice and the Adolescent Brain

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior has convened a juvenile justice working group to explore the intersection of juvenile justice and the adolescent brain. Read More
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Texas Juvenile Justice Reform Laws Successful

New data from the Texas Office of Court Administration reveals that two state laws passed in 2013 have fueled an 83 percent decline in the number of schoolchildren prosecuted in adult court for minor infractions. Read More
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Taking Stock of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

A report shows that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a joint state-federal partnership, covered 8.1 million children at a cost of more than $13 billion in 2013. Read More
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Report Finds Striking Differences In Partisans' Media Habits

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, those with consistent liberal or conservative views have information streams that are distinct from individuals with mixed political views — and very distinct from each other, according ... Read More
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Human Rights and Technology

A study by Partners for Human Rights Information, Methodology, & Analysis seeks to help funders make strategic investments to harness technology in the service of human rights. Read More
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12 Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Grants for International Collaborations

Grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations support artistic exchanges in 11 countries, including Brazil, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Read More
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Campaign Spending in the States

Since 2010, outside spending in state elections has increased dramatically, according a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a MacArthur grantee. Read More
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Non-Candidate Spending On the Rise In State Elections

Non-candidate spending has increased in state elections since 2010, in part because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, according to “Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics?” Read More