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Considering Ethics and Neuroscience in the Justice System

The report addresses the intersection of neuroscience and the legal system and cites 16 works by members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More
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Juvenile Justice Progress in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. will end the routine shackling of juvenile defendants during court appearances, according to an agreement among political leaders and judges in the city’s federally run court systems. Read More
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States Selected for SAMHSA-MacArthur Initiative to Divert Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Needs

New York, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have been selected to participate in Improving Diversion Polices and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative. Read More
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Supporting Use of Evidence in International Education

A new portal provides a dynamic online resource for education policymakers, practitioners, NGOs, and researchers to access evidence and information for improving primary and secondary education internationally. Read More
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Assessing Foundational Education in Nigeria

The Education Partnership Centre, a MacArthur grantee, has launched LEARNigeria, a citizen-led survey that will generate data on the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of Nigerian children. Read More
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Grantmaking in Chicago

The Foundation seeks and seizes opportunities to work locally as an expression of its civic commitment to its home, and because being rooted in Chicago yields a deeper understanding of issues faced by urban areas. Read More
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Building Trust in Online Learning Environments

The 5th annual Digital Media and Learning Competition, dubbed the Trust Challenge, awarded $1.2 million to 13 projects that will help foster trust in online learning environments. Read More
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Tech Solutions Key to VotoLatino Innovators Challenge Winners

A total of $500,000 in grants will be shared among seven winners of the VotoLatino Innovators Challenge, a competition that encouraged millennial-led projects that leverage technology to improve conditions and learning in Latino communities. Read More