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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
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Marquette Building Commits to Reduce Energy Use

The MacArthur-owned Marquette Building commits to reduce energy consumption by 20%, as part of city’s Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative. Read More
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Building Successful Neighborhoods

From the Urban Institute's What Works Collaborative, this report lays out a research agenda on neighborhood policy. Read More

Foundations Award $3.5 Million to PBS NewsHour

The funding will enable travel across the country for reporting from the field and will support the Digital Election Data Center, a tool for viewers to follow the election. Read More

Harvard Law Dean, Inter-American Development Bank Executive Join MacArthur Board

Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow have been elected to serve on the MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors. Read More
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New Book Examines Housing and Our Aging Population

In Independent for Life, experts offers ideas to facilitate efficient housing for the country’s aging population. Read More

Making an Impact on the Job

A Net Impact report examines what workers value in a job. Read More