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Taking Digital Media and Learning to the Next Step

In New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning. Read More

Growing Shortage of Affordable Rental Housing for Lowest Income Families

New research by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a MacArthur grantee, finds a shortage of affordable rental housing for the lowest income households in the U.S. Read More

New Investments for Community Development Financial Institutions

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) will receive new investments based on the efforts of a number of MacArthur grantees. Read More

Tapping Scientific & Technical Expertise in Policymaking

"All of us together are smarter than any one of us alone," social-media pioneer Anil Dash said when asked why the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is launching Expert Labs. Read More

The Young & the Reckless

The Supreme Court should ban life sentences for juvenile offenders, according to Laurence Steinberg, Director of the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development & Juvenile Justice, and network member Elizabeth Scott. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Accepts the American Enterprise Award on Behalf of John D. MacArthur

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci relates the history of the Foundation's founders, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, as well as its focuses in grantmaking in the U.S. and around the world. Read More

White House Looks to Chicago's New Communities Program

The White House sees Chicago’s New Communities Program as a source for ideas on urban revitalization for the nation. Read More
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How Kids Live and Learn with New Media

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites, and text messaging. Read More

Report Helps Prompt Banks to Modify Overdraft Fees

The Center for Responsible Lending, a MacArthur grantee, released a report on the overdraft fees collected by banks and credit unions, which helped prompt fee modification by some of the nation's biggest banks. Read More

The Kennedy Center Comes to Chicago

Capacity Building: Midwest is a two-year program, led by Michael Kaiser, President of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which provides arts management training to over 30 culturally-specific arts organizations in the Midwest ... Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Recognize Organizations for Investing in Community Development

Two of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions — New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises — received the 2009 Wachovia NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance. Read More
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The Ethical Fault Lines of New Digital Media

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are rich with opportunities and risks for young ... Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

New Hampshire-based Community Loan Fund and Kentucky-based Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE) are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More

Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers to Effective Use of Web 2.0 in Schools

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it received a renewal grant from the MacArthur Foundation, as part of the Foundation’s digital media and learning initiative, Read More