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About Quest to Learn

Katie Salen discusses Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on the principles of game design. Based in New York City, it is testing a new approach to teaching and learning that could ...

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Inspire a New Generation of Game Experiences for Children

MacArthur Director of Education Connie Yowell advocates a new MacArthur contest to draw out edgy, gripping 21st century gaming experiences that leverage the incredible popularity and learning potential of games. Read More

Inside & Out

Chicago Public Radio offers a six-month series of personal stories, investigative reports, interviews, analysis, photo essays and community events about young people and juvenile justice in Illinois. Read More
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Rethinking Traditional Learning Institutions in the Digital Age

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information Read More

UNCF Launches Digital Media and Learning Public Forum Series

MacArthur awarded $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund in support of the "UNCF Digital Media and Learning in Multicultural Contexts Public Forum Series." Read More

Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics is exploring the nature and extent of young people's use of digital communications tools, social media and the Internet, and how those tools influences their engagement ...

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States Rethink “Adult Time for Adult Crime”

This story examines how states are beginning to reconsider policies that treat youth offenders as adults and quotes Temple University professor Laurence Steinberg. Read More

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Florida Adopts New Procedures for Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion amending the state’s juvenile procedures, making them consistent with the principles underlying the Foundation’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform initiative. Read More

$2 Million Competition Opens for Ideas to Transform Learning

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, today launched the third annual open-call competition Read More