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Chicago Mentoring Program Decreases Youth Violence

A study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab finds that a group counseling and mentoring program was successful in reducing youth violence in Chicago. Read More
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Grantmaking in Nigeria

The MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education. Read More

YOUmedia Teen Artists and Writers Release New Magazine

Students at YOUmedia, the Foundation-supported teen learning space in Chicago's downtown Harold Washington Library Center, have been working closely with mentors over the past few months to create a teen-friendly magazine. Read More

Students of Foundation-Supported School Place First in Annual Mathematics Tournament

Students at Quest to Learn, the innovative, digitally-oriented middle school supported by MacArthur, participated in the third annual New York City Mathematics Project Math Olympiad Tournament at Lehman College. Read More
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New Learning Lab Will Research, Develop Games to Engage Students, Measure Learning

A new learning lab will research and develop compelling video games that engage students in innovative ways and provide data on students' comprehension of the core skills deemed critical by states for college and the 21st ... Read More
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Interactive Online Magazine Produced by Chicago Students

Sixth graders from across Chicago have teamed together to create and produce the second issue of the Digital Youth Network interactive online magazine. Read More

Webinar Series on Education in the Digital Age

A weekly webinar series provides information on ways to reimagine education in light of the expanding digital and global world. The MacArthur-supported series features experts in the field addressing issues like democratizing education, game-like learning, digital ... Read More
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Study Finds Young People Using New Media for Participatory Politics

Substantial numbers of young people across racial and ethnic groups are engaging in “participatory politics” Read More

Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced automatically to life without the possibility of parole for homicide. Related research by the MacArthur Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice was cited ... Read More
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Grantmaking in India

This info sheet covers MacArthur’s grantmaking in India which primarily supports programs to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More
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Commentary: The Power of Educating Girls

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci comments on the importance and valuable effects of educating girls in developing countries. Read More
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Five Strategies: Corporate Efforts to Improve Global Education

Scaling up corporate and social investments could improve education in the developing world, according to this paper by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. Read More

Most Young Adults Receive Significant Financial Assistance from Family

Research finds that most young adults receive financial assistance from their family and that the average annual transfers is roughly $7,500. Read More