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13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. Read More
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Report Recommends New Systems for Housing Finance and Federal Rental Assistance

A bipartisan commission of former Cabinet secretaries, former senators, and other leading housing and economic experts have unveiled recommendations for a new framework for housing policy, which the commission says intend to further the nation’s ... Read More
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New Grantmaking to Focus on Freedom of Expression, Enhancing Criminal Justice

Building on its 30-year history in the field, MacArthur announced a new human rights and international justice grantmaking strategy that will focus on defending freedom of expression and enhancing criminal justice globally. Read More
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Pittsburgh Launches Hive Learning Network

Pittsburgh’s new Hive Learning Network will expand the boundaries of learning for young people beyond schools to other important community institutions like museums, libraries, afterschool programs, and community centers. Read More
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Millenials Have Big Ideas for the Future of Government

Millenials seek a government that is reactive to and reflective of their generation, according to Government By and For Millenial America, a report from the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, which is part of MacArthur grantee the ... Read More

Digital Media Challenge Offers $100,000 in Prizes For Fresh Ideas on Democracy

Looking@Democracy is a national competition offering a total of $100,000 in prize money for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about why government is important to our lives, or how ... Read More
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Strategic Communications Initiative Aims to Build Support for Climate Solutions in US

MomentUs is designed to build a game-changing increase in personal and institutional support for climate change solutions. Read More
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NRC Report on Juvenile Justice Cites MacArthur

A new two-year independent study by the National Research Council takes stock of the growing body of knowledge regarding adolescent development. Read More
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Mississippi to Adopt System to Measure Spending Effectiveness

Mississippi officials are adopting an approach that is designed to help states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and specific programs and use that data to make budget decisions based on results Read More
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Measuring How Well We’re Preparing Students

If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world, an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Read More

"The Colbert Report: George Saunders"

From The Colbert Report
George Saunders, MacArthur Fellow, 2006 Read More