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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
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Balancing Housing Policy with Renters’ Tax Credit

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) proposes a renters’ tax credit to improve the effectiveness and equity of the nation’s housing expenditures. Read More
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Inclusionary Zoning Policies in Affordable Housing Programs

MacArthur-grantee RAND Corporation examines 11 inclusionary zoning programs across the United States to determine the extent to which the policies serve lower-income families, provide recipients with access to low-poverty neighborhoods Read More
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Evaluating Opportunity Chicago

Opportunity Chicago, the MacArthur-supported workforce development initiative for Chicago public housing residents, surpassed its goal of helping 5,000 public housing residents find quality work, according to an evaluation. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 13 Documentary Film Grants

A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects. Read More
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Learning in the 21st Century: Updating Current Policies and Practices

The National Research Council draws on a large research base to define and summarize certain learning skills and their importance to success in education, work, health, and other life contexts. The MacArthur-funded report, Education for Life ... Read More
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New Learning Lab Will Research, Develop Games to Engage Students, Measure Learning

A new learning lab will research and develop compelling video games that engage students in innovative ways and provide data on students' comprehension of the core skills deemed critical by states for college and the 21st ... Read More
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Study Finds Young People Using New Media for Participatory Politics

Substantial numbers of young people across racial and ethnic groups are engaging in “participatory politics” Read More

Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced automatically to life without the possibility of parole for homicide. Related research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was cited ... Read More
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Cecilia Conrad to Direct MacArthur Fellows Program

Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Pomona College, has been selected to serve as the next Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. An economist, Dr. Conrad conducts research on economic inequality. Read More
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Research Universities and the Future of America

Research universities have made critical contributions to the American economy and society. However, persistent funding challenges threaten the vitality of U.S. research universities, according to a report requested by Congress. Read More
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Policy Incoherence in the U.S. Temporary Foreign Labor System

With a growing number of foreign workers on temporary visas in the United States, the Global Workers Justice Alliance analyzes the foreign labor system and the impact it has on foreign workers, U.S. workers, and ... Read More
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Better Results, Lower Costs in Washington State

This brief by Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, highlights how Washington state has applied effectively cost-benefit analysis to criminal justice programs. Read More
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Helping States Make Informed Policy Choices

Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, is helping states assess the costs and benefits of policy options and use that data to make decisions based on the results. Read More