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MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton Calls for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

In a letter to the New York Times editors, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that such reform must include the nation's mental health, child welfare, and education systems. Read More

Common Sense Media Receives Grant to Engage Parents in Kids’ Digital Media Lives

Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to improve kids' media lives, received a $500,000 grant from MacArthur. Read More

Second Annual Open-Call for Digital Media and Learning Competition

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, announced a second annual digital media and learning competition. Read More

Designing an Educational Framework for Games and Learning

The Situated Multimedia Art Learning Lab (SMALLab) program at Arizona State University recently received a nearly $600,000 grant to share with the New York City-based nonprofit, Institute of Play, from MacArthur. Read More

Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Read More

Changing Course: A Review of the First Two Years of Drug Transfer Reform in Illinois

Prepared for the Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative by Elizabeth Kooy. The preparation of this document was supported by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. View the Models for Change website Read More

Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts Better for Children, Safer for Communities, According to Study

The 2005 repeal of a state law that once forced children accused of drug offenses into adult criminal courts has not compromised public safety and, instead, has provided hundreds of Illinois youth a greater opportunity to ... Read More

17 Innovative Projects Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition

Selected from a pool of more than 1000 applications, the MacArthur Foundation and HASTAC announced awards of up to $238,000 for 17 projects that are expected to produce promising innovations in the use of digital ... Read More

New MacArthur Action Network to Address Legal Representation for Indigent Juveniles

MacArthur Foundation announced the creation of a new national action network. Read More

New International Journal of Learning and Media to be Published by Monterey Institute of Technology & MIT Press

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has received a $2 million grant from MacArthur to support the development and publication of a new quarterly journal. Read More

Report Documents Dangers to Youth in Adult Jails

It is extremely difficult to keep youth safe in adult jails, according to a new report by the Campaign for Youth Justice. It found that 21% of all substantiated victims of inmate-on-inmate sexual violence were under ... Read More

"Rights and Responsibilities Online: A Paradox for Our Times," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Institute of Museum and Library Services Webwise Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how to keep institutions—schools, museums, libraries—central to the task of providing information people need. Read More

Research Network Influences ABA Policy on Juveniles

Informed by MacArthur-supported research, the American Bar Association (ABA) has adopted a policy calling for less punitive sentencing of juvenile offenders, including life without parole Read More

MacArthur Grant to Bolster Public Interest, Advocacy in Digital Copyright

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) announces that its major digital copyright programs and initiatives to strengthen the public access to information, especially in libraries, will be supported by a generous ... Read More

17 Innovative Projects to Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media and Learning Competition

A mixed reality game allows high school students in Los Angeles and Cairo to learn about the real-time impact of air pollution in their neighborhoods. Read More