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How Kids Seek and Gauge Reliability of Online Information

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids. Read More

Report Examines Behavioral Health Needs in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Illinois Models for Change outlines the challenges and makes recommendations to improve behavioral health services for youth in the state's juvenile justice facilities. Read More

School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills

All Things Considered takes a closer look at New York City's Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on principles of game design. Read More

CDFIs Receive Funding to Support Charter Schools

As part of a new $325-million JP Morgan Chase initiative, two Foundation-backed community development financial institutions will receive grants and access to $175 million in new low-cost debt to finance top-performing charter schools. Read More

Survey Explores How Kids Process Information on the Web

A new MacArthur-funded survey finds that nine of ten kids believe "some" or "a lot" of what is on the Internet. Read More

Supreme Court Limits Life without Parole for Juveniles

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a non-homicide because it violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Read More

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Ten winners of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition were announced today at a celebration of National Lab Day in Washington, DC, to promote science, technology, engineering and math across the country. Read More
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What Peer Participation Can Teach Government

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. Read More

Our Courts Online Games Prove Popular

An outside evaluation finds that MacArthur grantee Our Courts, a web-based project to teach civics to middle school children, is having a positive effect on social studies education. Read More

New Report Highlights Reproductive Health Needs of India’s Youth

The MacArthur-supported "Youth in India: Situation and Needs" is the first comprehensive report on the sexual and reproductive health needs of young Indians. Read More

First Lady Highlights Need for Grocery Stores in Underserved Communities

As part of a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Treasury visited a Philadelphia grocer supported by MacArthur grantee The Reinvestment Fund, which helps finance grocery stores ... Read More

What Mozilla Could Teach Government

A new report in a MacArthur-funded series on digital media and learning, "Peer Participation and Software," examines whether Mozilla's participatory approach to software development could be applied to political and civic engagement. Read More

Inspire a New Generation of Game Experiences for Children

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell advocates a new MacArthur contest to draw out edgy, gripping 21st century gaming experiences that leverage the incredible popularity and learning potential of games. Read More

Inside & Out

Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More
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Rethinking Traditional Learning Institutions in the Digital Age

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information Read More