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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

Alternatives to Incarceration Could Help States Save Money

The Justice Policy Institute, a participant in the Foundation's Models for Change juvenile justice initiative, recently released two reports highlighting the economic benefits of alternatives to incarceration. Read More
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New Competencies, Skills Required for Participatory Culture

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures—joining online communities, producing creative work in new forms, working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge, and shaping the flow ... Read More

Helping Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Foreclosures

The National Community Stabilization Trust, a new collaborative venture of nonprofit housing organizations, private philanthropies, and financial institutions announced the launch of its national effort. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Address Juvenile Life Sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted two cases from Florida that address whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Both petitions ... Read More

Study Underscores Importance of Web 2.0 for Learning

A study by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) found the actual use of Web 2.0 to improve the learning environment in U.S. schools is quite limited. Read More

Obama Announces Nonproliferation Agenda

President Obama has announced new commitments to reducing the world’s stockpiles of nuclear weapons and preventing their spread, goals which have been advanced by MacArthur grantees since the mid-1980s. Read More