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"Foreclosure Belt" Destabilizing Vulnerable Neighborhoods in Chicago

A new report by the MacArthur-supported Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing finds that the foreclosure crisis continues to affect tenants, particularly renters in low-to-moderate-income African American and Latino/Hispanic community areas in Chicago, and that banks ... Read More

U.S. Government Launches Digital Literacy Portal

The U.S. government has launched a new website – DigitalLiteracy.gov – that provides resources to practitioners who are delivering digital literacy training and services in their communities. Read More

Lack of Proficiency in Civics Identified as Looming Crisis

MacArthur grantee iCivics declares "a crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education," after reviewing the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress results. Read More

Investments in Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Reform Leverage State Funding

The new funding will support local projects that divert young people from formal juvenile court, establish community-based alternatives to incarceration, and improve county-based systems for providing legal representation. Read More

Affordability Increasingly Challenges U.S. Renters

Long-term increases in rental housing prices and utility costs combined with stagnant or falling incomes are creating escalating affordability pressures for U.S. renters. Read More

The Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers Selected for Teen Learning Labs Project

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services committed $4 million to help the two organizations support a network that will engage youth in 21st century skills and STEM education. Read More

Housing Stability Plays Positive Role in Healthy Child Development

Low-income families move much more frequently than the general population, according to a new report by the Center for Housing Policy, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

Juvenile Justice Changes in Illinois Praised

The Champaign for Youth Justice is a MacArthur grantee. Read More

College Students Verify Online Information with Family and Friends, According to New Study

A MacArthur-supported study by the UW Information School concludes that college students use online information for decisions in their personal lives, but rely almost as much on family and friends for finding and making choices about ... Read More

PBS Frontline Investigates U.S. Campaign of Targeted Killing

PBS FRONTLINE, a MacArthur grantee, carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduction Remarks at the Spertus Institute: "Re-Imagining Learning"

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci explains the Foundation's interest in how digital technology affects learning and points to the ChicagoQuest charter school as an example. Read More

Fewer Juveniles Sent to Adult Prison

States are changing a variety of laws to keep young offenders away from adult prison, according to a new report by the Campaign for Youth Justice. Read More

The Human Side of the Fiscal Crisis

This policy forum by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget examined two paths for dealing with the nation's fiscal situation: action and inaction, and how they will affect a variety of groups. Read More

States Prosecute Fewer Teens in Adult Courts

The New York Times cites research by MacArthur grantee the Vera Institute for Justice and identifies an emerging consensus that youth offenders are often mishandled by adult court systems. Read More