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Youth Movements for Social Change

A series of papers published by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society provides insight into youth movements for social change and the roles played by youth organizations in shaping young people’s worldviews. Read More
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Born This Way Foundation to Host Interactive Tailgate

The Born Brave Bus Tour will connect youth with local resources in their communities in an effort to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance. Partners include the MacArthur-supported YOUMedia and the Chicago Hive Learning Network. Read More
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34 Chicago Groups Form Hive Network to Engage Kids in Innovative Learning; New Funding Supports Expansion

This creative collaboration is set to expand as a result of $2.2 million in new support announced today by MacArthur in partnership with the Burberry Foundation. Read More
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Gaps in Perception about Teens’ Online Behavior

Research released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. Read More
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New Grants Support Innovative Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums

The 12 winners – five museums and seven libraries – will receive a total of $1.2 million to plan and design the labs, where teens will use both digital and traditional media that promote creativity, critical thinking ... Read More
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Examining Out-of-School Educational Experiences

Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. Read More
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Partnership Initiative to Help Identify, Prepare, Retain STEM Teachers

100Kin10 announced the creation of the Innovation Fund II to invest in entrepreneurial approaches to bringing more STEM teachers to American classrooms. Read More
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New Partnership will Support Mentoring of Youth in Illinois

With support from MacArthur, the Illinois Mentoring Partnership will provide resources, technical assistance, heightened public awareness, and advocacy for the state’s mentoring initiatives. Read More
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Learning Outside of School

Because schools are not the only institutions in which learning takes place, a new report examines what is distinctive about the quality of learning in “not-school” settings, such as summer camps, music lessons, and home activities. Read More
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Connecting Fashion, Creativity, and Professional Development

Hive Learning Networks has announced the first round of grants for its Hive Fashion Forward project, which seeks to engage youth in creative production in fashion and multimedia storytelling. Read More
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Website for Connected Learning

The MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning has launched a website focused on connected learning, a new Foundation-supported approach to learning. Read More
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New Online Platform Helps Teens and Parents Connect, Share, and Do Good

By enabling positive interactions between parents and teens both online and offline, the platform intends to be a useful resource in changing the current conversation about digital technologies from one based on fear to one based ... Read More
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Toolkit Supports Expansion of YOUmedia Model

The YOUmedia Network Toolkit is a website resource that helps organizers plan, build, and sustain digital learning labs inspired by YOUmedia, the teen learning space in Chicago's Harold Washington Library Center. Read More
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Need for Evidence-Based Perspective on Digital Media and Education

The MacArthur-supported book Connected Minds: Technology and Today’s Learners provides insight into what evidence exists and what is needed to assist educators and policymakers Read More

National Conference on State Legislatures (NCSL) 2012 Summit

At its 2012 Summit, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will convene Democrats, Republicans, and legislative staff from all 50 states to exchange ideas and shared learning on America’s toughest issues. Read More