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MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton Calls for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

In a letter to the New York Times editors, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that such reform must include the nation's mental health, child welfare, and education systems. Read More

Common Sense Media Receives Grant to Engage Parents in Kids’ Digital Media Lives

Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to improve kids' media lives, received a $500,000 grant from MacArthur. Read More

Online Archive Simplifies Access to Policy Research

With support from MacArthur, the Center for Governmental Studies has launched PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free comprehensive, online archive of public policy research. Read More

Second Annual Open-Call for Digital Media and Learning Competition

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, announced a second annual digital media and learning competition. Read More

Designing an Educational Framework for Games and Learning

The Situated Multimedia Art Learning Lab (SMALLab) program at Arizona State University recently received a nearly $600,000 grant to share with the New York City-based nonprofit, Institute of Play, from MacArthur. Read More

Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Announcement of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's support for Science Chicago. Read More

Expert Committee to Identify and Assess Options for Restoring America's Fiscal Health

A committee of experts selected and staffed by the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration will identify and assess a range of options for restoring America’s fiscal health. Read More

White House Needs Science and Tech Expertise

The White House lacks the science and technology expertise necessary to adequately address key policy issues, from energy and the environment to national security, according to a new report from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ... Read More

Changing Course: A Review of the First Two Years of Drug Transfer Reform in Illinois

Prepared for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative by Elizabeth Kooy. The preparation of this document was supported by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. View the Models for Change website Read More

Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts Better for Children, Safer for Communities, According to Study

The 2005 repeal of a state law that once forced children accused of drug offenses into adult criminal courts has not compromised public safety and, instead, has provided hundreds of Illinois youth a greater opportunity to ... Read More

“Philanthropy, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Public Policy,” Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the 2008 Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's research grantmaking and support for efforts to align policy with sound evidence. Read More

Newly Formed Jazz Partnership to be Presenting Sponsor for Chicago Jazz Festival

The City of Chicago and new presenting sponsor, The Chicago Jazz Partnership, announced the complete schedule for the 2008 Chicago Jazz Festival. Read More

Beyond the $10 Million Milestone in Supporting Chicago Neighborhoods

The Partnership for New Communities announced that it has surpassed the $10 million milestone in grants benefiting Chicago neighborhoods. Read More

Ohio Sets Cap on Payday Loan Interest Rates

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed legislation that will cap interest rates on payday loans to 28 percent, compared with current rates that approach 400 percent. MacArthur grantee the Center for Responsible Lending provided technical assistance, research ... Read More