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Progress in Supporting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Minnesota governor Mark Dayton recently signed into law bipartisan legislation that will help state policymakers study the effectiveness of corrections and human services programs. Read More
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Data Ethics in the Age of the Quantified Society

MacArthur grantees and other leading thinkers from business, government, civil society, and academia convened at the Aspen Ideas Festival to explore and debate ethics in the age of the quantified society. Read More
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Impact Investing in Action: Secrets to Success and Implications for the Future

Cathy Clark, Director of the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing discusses how investors, foundations, public officials, students and others can engage and succeed in the dynamic and fast-growing field of impact investing. Read More
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Over-Incarceration in America: National and Local Perspectives

MacArthur and several other Chicago foundations co-hosted a discussion about over-incarceration in America featuring local and national perspectives. Read More
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Criminal Justice Reform: Research and Policy

As part of the Aspen Ideas Festival, this in-depth discussion on criminal justice reform brings together bipartisan perspectives working toward a unified goal. Read More
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Responding to Racial Disparities in the Justice System

A report by the Brennan Center for Justice pinpoints the drivers of racial disparities in the criminal justice system and identifies common sense reforms to reduce them. Read More
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Advancing a More Effective Justice System

The Coalition for Public Safety has launched Fair Sentencing & Fair Chances, a federal and state educational campaign focused on reducing the U.S. prison population and helping ex-offenders successfully re-enter society. Read More
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Bulletin Plans Nuclear Museum Exhibit, Workshops to Communicate Science

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists will partner with Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to design an interactive exhibit exploring the past and future of nuclear energy as part of a celebration of the Bulletin ... Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Government Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative provides a process that government leaders can use to assess the cost-effectiveness of public programs. Read More
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Healthcare Reforms Open Door to Housing Collaborations

Center for Housing Policy research identifies the opportunities and describes promising programs and developments in different parts of the country that have developed since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Read More
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Report Examines Effects of Homelessness on Children’s Health

Interventions focused on preventing child and family homelessness can be especially effective before birth, according to a research brief by Children’s HealthWatch and the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference. Read More
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Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Units Produce Multiple Benefits

Retrofitting multifamily housing units to be more energy efficient has several benefits beyond the cost of energy saved, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The MacArthur-supported report finds that additional ... Read More
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MacArthur Impact Investments Help Advance Energy Efficiency Financing for Multifamily Housing

MacArthur today announced its progress and plans for $31 million in impact investments to advance innovative energy efficiency financing specifically designed for multifamily housing. Read More
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Cities, Businesses, Nonprofits Join Forces to Provide Learning Opportunities

Four U.S. cities — Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. — are bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and learning institutions like libraries and museums to offer Cities of Learning programs this summer. Read More