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MacArthur Grants Support Efforts to Ensure Fair Elections, Protect Voting Rights

The grants were awarded to organizations and initiatives that help eligible voters, particularly those in disenfranchised groups, participate in the democratic process. Read More

Treasury Department Supports CDFIs

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $186 million in grants and low-cost loans to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) across the country. Read More
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State Legislative Trends in Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report explores trends in juvenile justice state legislation and finds that research on adolescent development has contributed to an increasing number of policies that distinguish juveniles from adult offenders. Read More
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Widening Gaps in Life Expectancy Reflect Race, Gender, and Education

Although longevity has increased in the United States as a whole since 1990, the gap in life expectancy between Americans with the least and the most education is widening, according to research by scholars in the ... Read More
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NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2012 Finalists

Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance plan to expand national access to affordable housing, healthcare, and nonprofit community facilities in distressed communities across the U.S. Read More
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Voter ID Laws Present Obstacles for Eligible Voters

According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, nearly 500,000 eligible voters in 10 U.S. states with restrictive voter ID laws could face hurdles in obtaining a government-issued ID to show at ... Read More
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Need for Evidence-Based Perspective on Digital Media and Education

The MacArthur-supported book Connected Minds: Technology and Today’s Learners provides insight into what evidence exists and what is needed to assist educators and policymakers Read More

Overview of Voter ID Laws

Voter ID laws have been enacted in 30 states. Supporters say the laws are necessary to combat voter fraud, while critics see the laws as a tactic to disenfranchise voters. MacArthur grantee ProPublica examines the facts ... Read More
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Assessing States’ Preparedness to Protect Every Vote

Only five states are prepared to confront potential voting system problems in the upcoming election, according to a report by the Verified Voting Foundation, Common Cause, and the Rutgers Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic Read More
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Analyzing the States' Budget Crisis

The State Budget Crisis Task Force details the extent of states’ fiscal problems and fiscal sustainability in the wake of the global financial crisis. Read More
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Chicago Mentoring Program Decreases Youth Violence

A study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab finds that a group counseling and mentoring program was successful in reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More