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Examining Out-of-School Educational Experiences

Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. Read More
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Raising the Status of Girls Worldwide

In connection with the International Day of the Girl Child, MacArthur joined a meeting about a shared commitment to improving the lives of girls worldwide Read More
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New Partnership will Support Mentoring of Youth in Illinois

With support from MacArthur, the Illinois Mentoring Partnership will provide resources, technical assistance, heightened public awareness, and advocacy for the state’s mentoring initiatives. Read More
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Learning Outside of School

Because schools are not the only institutions in which learning takes place, a new report examines what is distinctive about the quality of learning in “not-school” settings, such as summer camps, music lessons, and home activities. Read More
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Connecting Fashion, Creativity, and Professional Development

Hive Learning Networks has announced the first round of grants for its Hive Fashion Forward project, which seeks to engage youth in creative production in fashion and multimedia storytelling. Read More
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Website for Connected Learning

The MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning has launched a website focused on connected learning, a new Foundation-supported approach to learning. Read More
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Report Highlights Progress in Juvenile Justice Reforms

Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform summarizes reforms made during this period by 47 states and the District of Columbia in 24 different policy areas. Read More
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UN Secretary General Announces New Global Education Initiative

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched launched a five-year global initiative called Education First that aims to raise the political profile of education and bring together a broad coalition of participants to improve access to ... Read More
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The Effects of Incarceration of Youth on Family Members

MacArthur-supported Campaign for Youth Justice has compiled stories from many family members of incarcerated youth. Read More
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New Online Platform Helps Teens and Parents Connect, Share, and Do Good

By enabling positive interactions between parents and teens both online and offline, the platform intends to be a useful resource in changing the current conversation about digital technologies from one based on fear to one based ... Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Info Sheet

MacArthur’s digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. Read More
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Toolkit Supports Expansion of YOUmedia Model

The YOUmedia Network Toolkit is a website resource that helps organizers plan, build, and sustain digital learning labs inspired by YOUmedia, the teen learning space in Chicago's Harold Washington Library Center. Read More

California Supreme Court Prohibits Lengthy Sentences for Juveniles Convicted of Non-Homicide Crimes

The California Supreme Court ruled in People v. Caballero that a term of years sentence that is tantamount to life for a juvenile in a non-homicide is unconstitutional. In the case, the Court held that the ... Read More