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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

Report Finds No Benefit to Sending Juvenile Offenders to Expensive Institutional Placements

As many states face budget shortfalls, a new report on youth convicted of serious offenses finds that stays in expensive institutional placements produced no measurable results. Read More

Models for Change National Working Conference

More information can be found on the Models for Change website. Read More
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Taking Digital Media and Learning to the Next Step

In New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning. Read More

Research Network Findings on Juveniles Cited in Supreme Court Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases from Florida that ask whether sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole violates the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Read More
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Webcast: What Kids Learn When They Create with Digital Media

This forum, entitled "The Power of Youth Voice," brought together experts in digital media and learning to share their research and experiences using digital media in and outside of the classroom. Speakers included: Renee Hobbs, Founder ...

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