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Digital Media and Learning Competition Attracts Over 1,000 Applications

A total of 1,010 applications were received for fewer than 30 awards in a $2 million digital media and learning competition sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and managed by HASTAC. The competition aims to identify ... Read More

Illinois Bill Limits Long-Term Access to Information on Juvenile Sex Offenders

MacArthur grantee the Juvenile Justice Initiative helped forge an alliance between Illinois prosecutors and public defenders to pass a bill – over the objections of Governor Rod Blagojevich – that limits long-term access to information about juvenile sex ... Read More

An Assessment of Access to Counsel & Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings

This report by the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University's Blum Legal Clinic and the National Juvenile Defender Center provides an overview of young people's access to counsel and the quality of ... Read More

Drop in Number of Illinois Youth Sent to Prison

Chicago’s Cook County juvenile court sent nearly 400 fewer youths to state prisons between 1997 and 2004 because they were referred instead to community-based support services, according to a new report by the Annie E ... Read More

Better Models for Juvenile Justice

Governors Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania, and Chris Gregoire of Washington discuss the success of juvenile justice system reform in their states in the context of ... Read More

Better Models for Juvenile Justice

The governors of four states examine the progress, challenges, and promising developments in the effort to reform juvenile justice. Read More

MacArthur Announces $2 Million New Digital Media and Learning Competition

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today a public competition that will award $2 million in funding to emerging leaders, communicators, and innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning. Read More

Virtual World Residents to Gather in Chicago

The Second Life Community Convention on August 24-26 will feature a series of events examining the increasing presence of social justice organizations with support from MacArthur. Read More
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Ted Castranova on learning and virtual worlds

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's $50 million initiative to explore how technology is changing kids and learning, University of Indiana professor Ted Castranova is looking at the use of virtual worlds for learning.

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Shay Bilchik on reforming the juvenile justice system

Supported through the MacArthur Foundation's initiative to help reform the juvenile justice system, Shay Bilchik of the Child Welfare League of America discusses the need for reforms.

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