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New Chicago School Based on Principles of Game Design

The Chicago Tribune looks at plans for ChicagoQuest, a new MacArthur-supported charter school with a curriculum based on the principles of game design and collaborative learning. Read More

Fewer Juveniles Sent to Adult Prison

States are changing a variety of laws to keep young offenders away from adult prison, according to a new report by the Campaign for Youth Justice. Read More

States Prosecute Fewer Teens in Adult Courts

The New York Times cites research by MacArthur grantee the Vera Institute for Justice and identifies an emerging consensus that youth offenders are often mishandled by adult court systems. Read More

Slideshow: Girls' Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur’s post-primary education grantmaking aims to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality, relevant post-primary education, with the expectation that advances will have positive implications for both girls and boys. Read More

Does the Internet Make for More Engaged Citizens?

Youth who pursue their interests on the internet are more likely to be engaged in civic and political issues, according to a new study of student Internet usage by a group of civic learning scholars. Read More

Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions

This post describes a recent study by Laurence Steinberg that found teenage peer pressure has a distinct effect on brain signals involving risk and reward. Read More
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How Digital Media Supports Extracurricular Learning

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Read More
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Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Read More

ChicagoQuest Charter School Approved to Open in Fall 2011

The Chicago Board of Education approved CICS ChicagoQuest's application to open the first of three planned 6-12th grade charter public schools designed to prepare the thinkers that tomorrow needs – creative, flexible, collaborative, and innovative. Read More

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