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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
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State Legislative Trends in Juvenile Justice Reform

A new report explores trends in juvenile justice state legislation and finds that research on adolescent development has contributed to an increasing number of policies that distinguish juveniles from adult offenders. Read More
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Need for Evidence-Based Perspective on Digital Media and Education

The MacArthur-supported book Connected Minds: Technology and Today’s Learners provides insight into what evidence exists and what is needed to assist educators and policymakers Read More
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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