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PBS Documentary Looks at How Digital Media Transforming the Way Young People Learn

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, a MacArthur-supported PBS documentary, looks at how digital media is transforming the way young people learn. Read More

Aaron Dworkin Nominated to Join National Council on the Arts

President Barack Obama announced his "intent to nominate" Dworkin, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, to join the Council. Read More

Realigning Illinois Fiscal Priorities in Juvenile Justice

"Research shows that treating youth in the community is the best medicine for youth crime," writes Elizabeth Clarke, President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative, a grantee of MacArthur's Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. Read More

When Youth Own the Education Agenda

Writing in the Huffington Post, MacArthur grantee Mimi Ito at the University of California, Irvine, discusses "what it would take to get alignment between the energy that kids bring to video games, text messaging, and social ... Read More

Harry Potter Alliance Inspiring Young People's Civic Engagement

In an interview, MacArthur grantee Henry Jenkins, of the University of Southern California, said that the Harry Potter Alliance, an online fan group, is demonstrating a "powerful new model for getting young people involved in the ... Read More

True Stories: Young People in the Juvenile Justice System

Pursuing Justice, a monthly podcast of the Juvenile Law Center, features true stories and conversations on issues facing young people in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Read More
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The Promise of Game Design in Curriculum and Learning

Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning Read More

California Approves Juvenile Competence Law

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill, influenced by several MacArthur grantees, that establishes developmental immaturity as a factor in determining whether a juvenile is competent to participate in court proceedings. Read More

Winners of Game Changers Kids Competition Announced

Seventeen winners of the Game Changers Kids Competition were announced in Washington, DC today at the White House Science Fair Read More

Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More
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30 New Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums Across the Nation

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. Read More

Learning by Playing

The New York Times' Magazine profiles the nation's first public school based on the principles of game design. Read More

Louisiana, Illinois Enact Juvenile Justice Reform Laws

Lawmakers in the two states approved several juvenile justice reform bills that are consistent with the goals of the Foundation’s Models for Change reform initiative. Read More
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How Kids Seek and Gauge Reliability of Online Information

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids. Read More

Report Examines Behavioral Health Needs in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Illinois Models for Change outlines the challenges and makes recommendations to improve behavioral health services for youth in the state's juvenile justice facilities. Read More