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Speeches and Commentary Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Westport, Connecticut, Public Library

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how video games can positively affect young people's learning. Read More

New Guidelines Mandated to Ensure Balanced Juvenile Justice System in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare issued new guidelines to counties last month directing them to conduct self-assessments based on policy statements and tools developed under MacArthur’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. The ... Read More

MacArthur to Explore the Role of Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which last year launched a $50 million initiative to build the field of digital media and learning, will explore the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. Read More

“Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton in Second Life

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to assist and invest in organizations that address social issues within virutal worlds and to encourage in-world philathropy discussions in places like Second Life. Read More

New 6th-12th Grade School Will Use Games as Pathways to Creativity and Learning

Gamelab Institute of Play and New Visions for Public Schools announced the creation of new public school with MacArthur support that will use game design and game-inspired methods. Read More

MacArthur Action Networks to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities and Mental Health in Juvenile Justice

MacArthur, which is investing $100 million to support and accelerate promising models of juvenile justice reform, is enlisting more states in its growing effort. Read More

Op-Ed by Jonathan Fanton: New Generations, New Media Challenges

In this Op-Ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines how digital environments are changing the way young people learn. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch about the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Closing the Digital Divide

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses a new report by the Task Force outlining ways to harness and accelerate ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in Chicago. Read More

Six Counties Selected for Juvenile Justice Reform Funding Under $10 Million MacArthur Initiative

Governor Chris Gregoire announced that six counties will receive funding and technical support to improve juvenile justice systems as part of MacArthur's Models for Change initiative. Read More

"The Social Impact of the University," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton as Part of the Danforth Lecture Series at Washington University

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton suggests a framework for understanding the social impact of universities using examples drawn from the Foundation's experience. Read More