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Updated Manual Helps Migrant Advocates Transfer Funds to Mexico

The Centro de los Derechos del Migrante and Global Workers Justice Alliance, both MacArthur grantees, worked with the American University Washington College of Law to produce a second edition of Money Transfers to Mexico, a manual ... Read More

“Academia and the Foreign Policy-making Process” Speech by Robert Gallucci

Speech delivered at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington by Foundation President Robert Gallucci. Read More
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Initiative to Explore Impact of Informal Science Learning

An international initiative called Science Learning+ will provide $15 million to support research about learning outside the classroom, exploring the most effective practices and building the evidence in this area. The initiative is the result of ... Read More
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New Alliance to Push for Connected Learning

The MacArthur-supported Connected Learning Alliance is expected to grow and already involves more than three dozen organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, MIT Media Lab, National Writing Project and YOUmedia. Read More
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Rapid Growth in U.S. Incarceration Rate

The rate at which people in the United States are incarcerated has increased fivefold over the past 40 years, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice. Read More
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The Technology Deficit: Attracting Tech Talent into Government and Civil Society

The New America Foundation and the MIT Information Policy Project discussed the in-depth findings from a recent report which examines the underlying causes and possible solutions to address this technology talent gap. Read More
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Governance and Politics in the Changing American City

Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study convened 30 prominent urban scholars from several social science disciplines to discuss new ideas and advance research on the changing nature of urban politics and governance. Read More
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Connected Learning Among LittleBigPlanet 2 Players

This case report examines the popular video game that allows players to create their own costumes, games, and worlds and finds that player demographic differences, among other factors, can enable and constrain learning opportunities. Read More
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States Performed Better in 2012 Elections

Overall, states did better elections performance in 2012 than they did in 2008, according to the Elections Performance Index from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
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The Unique Role of the Juvenile Defender

A white paper by the National Juvenile Defender Center asserts that while juvenile defenders are a critical protection against injustice, they face a unique set of challenges when working to engage a young client in the ... Read More