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Grantee Research Contributes to New Missile Defense Plan

President Obama announced a new missile defense plan, which would scrap the planned system in Poland and the Czech Republic and instead deploy a reconfigured system aimed at intercepting short- and medium-range Iranian missiles. Read More

Digital Media Are Changing How Young People Learn — Education Experts Urge New Policy Considerations

Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life, and these changes have important policy implications, according to a panel of experts participating in a Capitol Hill briefing today ... Read More

Efforts to Boost Illinois Census Results

MacArthur and an alliance of nine other Illinois foundations and 60 nonprofits announced the launch of Count Me In, a state-wide campaign to boost by 37 percent the number of hard-to-count populations in the 2010 census. Read More

Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Network research finding that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projections, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens. Read More

Research on Health Reform Looks at Costs and Affordability Issues

A new report by grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, concludes that by lowering the amount that Medicaid and Medicare pay for prescription drugs, Congress could generate substantial savings to help pay for comprehensive ... Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor CDFIs

The Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance, supported by a $25 million MacArthur program-related investment, honor community development financial institutions (CDFIs). Read More

Strengthening Policy through Research

Long before the current recession, rising deficits, an aging population, spiraling healthcare and entitlement costs, stagnant economic growth, and other issues were threatening America's long-term fiscal health. Read More

Associated Press to Distribute Investigative News Produced by MacArthur Grantees

The Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica — two MacArthur grantees devoted to investigative journalism — will have their work distributed by the Associated Press to 1,500 American newspapers beginning this month. This new partnership is expected ... Read More

MacArthur Grantees Participate in U.S.-Russia Civil Society Summit

In a show of support for Russian civil society groups, President Obama also addressed the U.S.-Russian Civil Society Summit in Moscow. Read More
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Video Games and the Civic Involvement of Youth

The Civic Potential of Video Games, written by Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh and Chris Evans, focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. Read More
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The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

The single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. Read More

Court Decision Helps Preserve Affordable Rental Homes

A recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court protects thousands of low-income people in affordable rental housing in rural areas in California and the Northwest. Read More
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Living and Learning with New Media

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings—at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. Read More

Maximizing Housing as Health Care Intervention

The National AIDS Housing Coalition has been awarded a $200,000 grant from MacArthur to support a national project which seeks to maximize the policy impact and cost-effectiveness of housing as a health care intervention for ... Read More