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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 – DigitalLiteracy.gov – 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

Taking School to the Next Level

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Chicago Public Radio on Reshaping Learning in the Digital World

Chicago Public Radio takes a closer look at ChicagoQuest, a new, MacArthur-supported, charter school opening in the fall that is harnessing the power of digital media for learning. Read More

College Students Verify Online Information with Family and Friends, According to New Study

A MacArthur-supported study by the UW Information School concludes that college students use online information for decisions in their personal lives, but rely almost as much on family and friends for finding and making choices about ... Read More
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A Panel Discussion on Re-Imagining Learning in the 21st Century

On Thursday, March 31, the MacArthur Foundation hosted a panel discussion at the Spertus Institute in Chicago on re-imagining learning in the 21st Century. The event also featured film clips from Digital Media: New Learners of ... Read More

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Teaching Debate and Media Literacy in a Polarized Political Climate
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Looking Back, Learning Forward: Supporting Project- and Problem-Based Learning with Historical Primary Sources
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Make a Video Letter with Your Phone
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