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NRC Report on Juvenile Justice Cites MacArthur

A new two-year independent study by the National Research Council takes stock of the growing body of knowledge regarding adolescent development. Read More
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Measuring How Well We’re Preparing Students

If a fundamental goal of education is to prepare students to act independently in the world, an ideal educational assessment would measure how well we are preparing students to do so. Read More
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Interdisciplinary Researchers Propose New Framework for Learning

Inequities in skills attainment, achievement gaps among ethnicities, and a disconnect between classroom learning and the everyday lives and interests of young people are troubling trends that signify the need for a new framework of learning. Read More
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Youth Movements for Social Change

A series of papers published by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society provides insight into youth movements for social change and the roles played by youth organizations in shaping young people’s worldviews. Read More
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Born This Way Foundation to Host Interactive Tailgate

The Born Brave Bus Tour will connect youth with local resources in their communities in an effort to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance. Partners include the MacArthur-supported YOUMedia and the Chicago Hive Learning Network. Read More
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34 Chicago Groups Form Hive Network to Engage Kids in Innovative Learning; New Funding Supports Expansion

This creative collaboration is set to expand as a result of $2.2 million in new support announced today by MacArthur in partnership with the Burberry Foundation. Read More

"The Promise of Juvenile Court"

From the Chicago Sun-Times
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Evaluating Public Education in Illinois

An assessment of Illinois public education shows that the state’s academic performance has remained flat for much of the past decade, and asserts that absent serious effort and change, its prospects for improvement are slim. Read More