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Examining the Cost of a Youthful Mistake

"Mistakes Kids Make" is a storytelling project that advocates for juvenile justice reform that veers toward rehabilitation for young offenders and away from a punitive, unforgiving, and outdated system. Read More
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Arts & Culture Grantmaking Partnership Evaluated

This assessment regards the MacArthur Foundation’s general operating support for Arts and Cultural Institutions in Chicago, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Read More
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Lessons Learned in Juvenile Justice Reform

A series of research briefs aggregates key learnings emerging from MacArthur’s multi-state juvenile justice initiative. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nine Documentary Film Grants

Nine documentary films exploring a range of important issues are given grants totaling more than $1 million. Read More
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Mozilla Launches Open-Source Digital Badge Software

Open Badges software allows any organization to issue verified online learning badges and any individual to receive and collect those badges. Read More
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Civic Federation Releases Illinois State Budget Projections

The Roadmap shows the state is on track to accumulate nearly $22 billion in unpaid bills by FY2018 unless action is taken to curb rising pension costs. Read More
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Website Sheds Light on State and Local Government Finances

The site provides state and local officials, journalists, and citizens with reliable, unbiased data and analysis about the challenges state and local governments face, potential solutions, and the consequences of competing options. Read More
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Lessons From Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

The key successes and challenges faced by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and its residents are explored in a new series of five research briefs by the Urban Institute. Read More
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Chicago Children to Earn Digital 'Badges' in Citywide Learning Initiative

More than 143 organizations have joined the Summer of Learning initiative, offering summer programs for thousands of children. Read More