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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
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Gaps in Perception about Teens’ Online Behavior

Research released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. Read More
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New Grants Support Innovative Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums

The 12 winners – five museums and seven libraries – will receive a total of $1.2 million to plan and design the labs, where teens will use both digital and traditional media that promote creativity, critical thinking ... Read More