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Online, Young People Also Develop Learning Skills

A study from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a MacArthur grantee, examines how young people seek out and evaluate information online. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Grant to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur today announced a $500,000 grant to the newly launched Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) to support online and on-the-road efforts to engage young people in civic life and deter bullying. Read More
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Connie Yowell Describes MacArthur's Partnership with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell discusses the alignment between the goals of the Born This Way Foundation and MacArthur. Read More
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Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system was founded nearly a century ago on what was then a revolutionary principle: Children are different from adults, and the justice system that deals with them should reflect these differences. Read More

Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development

The goal of the Network on Early Experience and Brain Development is to study the relationship between brain and behavioral development, to clarify the role of experience in brain development and to enhance the understanding of ... Read More
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Department of Justice, MacArthur Foundation Provide $2 Million to Support Juvenile Justice Reform

MacArthur and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention together offered $2 million in funding to support best practices in juvenile justice reform across the country. Read More

Lady Gaga Partners with Berkman Center and MacArthur to Launch Born This Way Foundation

Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation on February 29 at an event co-hosted by MacArthur and Harvard’s Berkman Center. Read More

Juvenile Justice Guidebook for Legislators

Published by the National Conference of State Legislators, the guidebook addresses significant research, programs, and legislation concerning the most important juvenile justice issues of the day. Read More

Field Museum Shows Impact of Invasive Species Through Gaming

The Field Museum of Chicago and the Entertainment Technology Center, both MacArthur grantees, have partnered to create an educational game that lets players manage the Great Lakes to fight invasive species. Read More
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CoSN Selects 13 School Districts to Develop Best Practices on the Innovative Use of Digital Media in K-12 Education

The Consortium for School Networking today announced the 13 school districts that will participate in a collaborative effort to share experiences, challenges and best practices for innovative uses of new media in K-12 education. Read More

Study Details Homelessness, "Doubling Up" Among Low-Income Children

About 10% of children in low-income families reported at least one homeless episode – and an additional 24% had at least one episode where they lived "doubled up" with relatives, friends or other families – before age 6. Read More
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National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. Read More
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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