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MacArthur and The New York Community Trust Support Hive Digital Media Learning Fund

They create and plan their social lives digitally and can find the right app for anything. But for all their perceived savvy, many teenagers haven’t begun to explore technology’s vast potential for learning. Read More
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MacArthur Partners with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur and Born This Way Foundation have partnered to raise the profile of issues related to digital media learning. Read More

Survey Shows Strong Support for Juvenile Rehabilitation

Findings from a 1,000 person national survey about adults’ attitudes on juvenile services showed strong support for a system realigned around rehabilitation. Read More

Teenage Brains

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Chicago Public Schools Adopts New Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Chicago Public Schools adopted MacArthur grantee Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum in compliance with state rules for annual, age-appropriate Internet safety instruction. Read More

Engaging the Public Domain

The International Journal of Learning and Media devoted an entire issue to the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Provides $2 Million for Innovations in Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to help people learn; demonstrate their skills and knowledge; unlock job, education and civic opportunities, and open new pipelines to talent. Read More

New Law Supports Least Restrictive Sentencing for Youth

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law legislation mandating that juvenile court judges exhaust their least restrictive means of sentencing youth before committing them to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. Read More

Video: The Education Crisis in Developing Countries

Rebecca Winthrop of the Brookings Institute, details the educational crisis for children in developing countries and its impact on the respective countries' economic success. Read More
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Assessing the Impact of MacArthur's Digital Media & Learning Grantmaking

Heather Weiss of the Harvard Family Research Project discusses her work assessing how MacArthur's grantmaking has impacted the field of digital media and learning. Read More

Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Encouraging Local Treatment for Juveniles

By large margins, the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation directing juvenile court judges to consider whether treatment in a youth's community would be a better option than sentencing the youth to a juvenile prison. Read More