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U.S. Supreme Court to Address Juvenile Life Sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted two cases from Florida that address whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. Both petitions ... Read More

MacArthur Island Opens in Virtual World of Second Life

MacArthur Island opened in the virtual world of Second Life. The island is a new laboratory for MacArthur’s two-year exploration of virtual worlds. Read More

Study Underscores Importance of Web 2.0 for Learning

A study by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) found the actual use of Web 2.0 to improve the learning environment in U.S. schools is quite limited. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 2009 Digital Media & Learning Competition Award Luncheon

In congratulating the winners of the 2009 DML Competition, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes how the emerging field of digital media and learning requires innovative research and knowledge-sharing. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Brochure

The Digital Media & Learning Competition, now in its second year, is an annual effort designed to find — and to inspire — the most novel uses of new media in support of learning. In April 2009, the Competition ... Read More

Global Competition Selects 19 Innovative Digital Media & Learning Projects to Share $2 Million

In a $2 million competition funded by MacArthur, winners include a radically affordable $12 TV-computer, a video blogging site for young women in Mumbai, India, and a cutting-edge mobile phone application that lets children conduct digital ... Read More

New Online Journal to Examine Media and Learning

MIT Press, in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of The International Journal of Learning and ... Read More

Grantee’s Work Leads to New Evidence-Based Program

MacArthur grantee the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy played a key role in advising the Office of Management and Budget about the rigorous standard of evidence used in an effectiveness evaluation that led to the scaling up ... Read More

Executive Summary: Review of Models for Change in Pennsylvania

The overall purpose of this review is to provide an independent look at the current work supported through the Foundation’s Models for Change Initiative in Pennsylvania. In this summary of the report I will summarize ... Read More