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The True Cost of Segregation

$4.4 billion in lost earnings; a 30 percent higher homicide rate; 83,000 fewer bachelor’s degrees received. These numbers represent the real costs the Chicago region bears due to its high levels of economic ... Read More
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Combating Privatization Through Youth-Led Projects

The Roosevelt Institute’s Re:Public Project will invest in youth-driven campaigns and initiatives to push back against privatization in the educational system, economy, and justice system. Read More
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The Cost of Economic and Racial Segregation in Chicago

Economic and racial segregation cost the Chicago region billions of dollars each year, according to a report by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute with support from MacArthur and the Chicago Community Trust. Read More

"How States Engage in Evidence-Based Policymaking"

Philanthropy News Digest
Related Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Civic Federation Plan to Address Illinois Financial Crisis

A Civic Federation report proposes a five-year plan to address the State of Illinois’ ongoing financial crisis and budget impasse. Read More

"Civic Federation Sides Against Rauner in Fiscal Plan"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: Civic Federation
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How States Stack Up in Evidence-Based Policymaking

Connecticut, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, and Oregon lead the nation in evidence-based policymaking, according to a report from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Read More
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Applying Neuroscientific Lie Detection in Court

A brief from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience assesses the potential and pitfalls of using neuroscientific lie detection technology in court. Read More