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Evaluating Public Education in Illinois

An assessment of Illinois public education shows that the state’s academic performance has remained flat for much of the past decade, and asserts that absent serious effort and change, its prospects for improvement are slim. Read More
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Gaps in Perception about Teens’ Online Behavior

Research released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

The grants are provided through MacArthur’s International Connections Fund, which aims to help Chicago nonprofit arts and culture organizations advance their work by collaborating with peer organizations abroad. Read More
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New Poll: Americans Strongly Support National Standards for Voting

Eighty-eight percent of Americans who voted in last week’s election support establishing national standards for voting, including the hours polls are open, who is eligible to vote, and the design of ballots. Read More

Examining Congressional Election Financing

A report from the Campaign Finance Institute (CFI) takes a close look at financing in the House and Senate elections of 2012. Read More
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Understanding the Importance of Immigration in the Midwest U.S.

Launched by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the website MidwestImmigration.org seeks to enhance public understanding of immigration and its importance to the region’s economic future. Read More
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New Grants Support Innovative Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums

The 12 winners – five museums and seven libraries – will receive a total of $1.2 million to plan and design the labs, where teens will use both digital and traditional media that promote creativity, critical thinking ... Read More
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Summary of Population & Reproductive Health Consultations

The consultations address current perspectives on population growth, maternal mortality and morbidities, maternal and reproductive health in humanitarian crisis settings, scaling-up of interventions, and young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Read More