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Aspen Institute Launches Task Force on Learning and the Internet

The task force is comprised of 20 thought leaders with diverse perspectives in learning, innovation, and safety. Read More
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Chicago Teens Flock to YOUmedia to Create, Innovate, and Hang Out

Since opening in 2009, the MacArthur-supported YOUmedia Chicago — a learning center for teens at the Harold Washington Library downtown — is attracting between 350 and 500 teenagers a week. Read More
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Revealing Immigration Issues Through Data

Web developers, journalists, and software engineers joined forces at the Chicago Migrahack, a “hackathon” designed to promote the use of technology and open data to reveal issues surrounding immigration. Read More
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Study Links Equity to Sustained Economic Growth

Metropolitan regions that are more equal and integrated with respect to income, race, and place are more likely to sustain economic growth over time, according to a study by the MacArthur Research Network on Building Resilient ... Read More
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Demographic Methodology Provides Fuller Profile of Unauthorized Immigrant Population in the U.S.

A brief issued by the MacArthur-supported Migration Policy Institute offers a current demographic profile of noncitizens in the United States based on the first national self-reported data regarding legal status. Using data generated by a U ... Read More
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Chicago Announces Expanded Shakespeare in the Parks

This summer, a professional production of The Comedy of Errors will perform 26 free performances in 18 different parks across the city from July 26 to August 25, 2013. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Reform Victories in Georgia

With assistance from the Foundation-supported National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems, Georgia recently saw significant juvenile justice reforms. Read More
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Fellowship to Connect Scholars with Policy Practitioners

The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy has named Brett Goldstein, Chief Data and Information Officer for the City of Chicago, as its inaugural Fellow in Urban Science. Read More
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Analyzing the Status of Local Pension Funding

The report attributes the declining health of Chicago-area public pension funds in large part to inadequate employer contributions over a sustained period and recent investment losses. Read More