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Al Gore: 'Games Are the New Normal'

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Teen Media Center Branching Out

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New U.S. Government Website Focuses on Digital Literacy Tools provides libraries, schools, and workforce training centers with tools to help teach computer and digital literacy skills and features a number of MacArthur grantees and supported research. Read More

IMLS Releases Grant Guidelines for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the availability of application guidelines for the “Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums” project, funded jointly by IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

Call for Applications: Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

A new funding initiative of the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the MacArthur Foundation is accepting applications for up to $100,000 to plan and design learning labs in museums and libraries across the ... Read More

YOUMedia Chicago: A Snapshot of Year One

A new report by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago documents the opportunities and challenges of the first year of YOUMedia, a youth-centered digital learning space at the Chicago Public Library. Read More

U.S. Government Launches Digital Literacy Portal

The U.S. government has launched a new website – – that provides resources to practitioners who are delivering digital literacy training and services in their communities. Read More

Training Young People to Design, Market Apps

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Lack of Proficiency in Civics Identified as Looming Crisis

MacArthur grantee iCivics declares "a crisis on our hands when it comes to civics education," after reviewing the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress results. Read More

The Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers Selected for Teen Learning Labs Project

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services committed $4 million to help the two organizations support a network that will engage youth in 21st century skills and STEM education. Read More