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PBS NewsHour Via Phone

Using technology to expand its audience, PBS NewsHour, a MacArthur grantee, made its audio track available from mobile and land line phones. Read More

Harry Potter Alliance Inspiring Young People's Civic Engagement

In an interview, MacArthur grantee Henry Jenkins, of the University of Southern California, said that the Harry Potter Alliance, an online fan group, is demonstrating a "powerful new model for getting young people involved in the ... Read More
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The Promise of Game Design in Curriculum and Learning

Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning Read More

California Approves Juvenile Competence Law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill, influenced by several MacArthur grantees, that establishes developmental immaturity as a factor in determining whether a juvenile is competent to participate in court proceedings. Read More

President Signs Bill Creating New Consumer Financial Protection Agency

MacArthur grantee the Center for Responsible Lending played a lead role in the formation of the Bureau, which will put in place comprehensive mortgage protections and help borrowers facing foreclosure. Read More

Winners of Game Changers Kids Competition Announced

Seventeen winners of the Game Changers Kids Competition were announced in Washington, DC today at the White House Science Fair Read More

Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More

First Look Program to Help Stabilize Struggling Communities

The nation’s top mortgage lenders agreed to offer selected state and local governments and nonprofit organizations right of first refusal to purchase foreclosed homes. Read More

Learning by Playing

The New York Times' Magazine profiles the nation's first public school based on the principles of game design. Read More

Louisiana, Illinois Enact Juvenile Justice Reform Laws

Lawmakers in the two states approved several juvenile justice reform bills that are consistent with the goals of the Foundation’s Models for Change reform initiative. Read More

Wachovia Wells Fargo Next Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2010 Finalists

Four leading community development financial institutions are competing for $8.25 million. Read More