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Homeownership Not Factor in Positive Outcomes for Children, New Report Says

Although stable housing is important for healthy families, new research suggests that homeownership does not necessarily lead to better outcomes for children - stable renting can have equally positive effects. But a recent scan of the country ... Read More
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30 New Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums Across the Nation

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. Read More

Learning by Playing

The New York Times' Magazine profiles the nation's first public school based on the principles of game design. Read More

Louisiana, Illinois Enact Juvenile Justice Reform Laws

Lawmakers in the two states approved several juvenile justice reform bills that are consistent with the goals of the Foundation’s Models for Change reform initiative. Read More
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How Kids Seek and Gauge Reliability of Online Information

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids. Read More

Report Examines Behavioral Health Needs in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Illinois Models for Change outlines the challenges and makes recommendations to improve behavioral health services for youth in the state's juvenile justice facilities. Read More

School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills

All Things Considered takes a closer look at New York City's Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on principles of game design. Read More

CDFIs Receive Funding to Support Charter Schools

As part of a new $325-million JP Morgan Chase initiative, two Foundation-backed community development financial institutions will receive grants and access to $175 million in new low-cost debt to finance top-performing charter schools. Read More
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Karen Cator: An Evening to Re-imagine Learning in the 21st Century

The MacArthur Foundation hosted an event at New York City's New School on May 17, 2010, which included discussions and project demonstrations focused on re-imagining learning for the 21st century.

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Joel Klein: An Evening to Re-Imagine Learning in the 21st Century

The MacArthur Foundation hosted an event at New York City's New School on May 17, 2010, which included discussions and project demonstrations focused on re-imagining learning for the 21st century.

This video is one of ...

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