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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.

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Survey Explores How Kids Process Information on the Web

A new MacArthur-funded survey finds that nine of ten kids believe "some" or "a lot" of what is on the Internet. Read More

Supreme Court Limits Life without Parole for Juveniles

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a non-homicide because it violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Read More
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Innovation, Gaming and Assessment

Arizona State Professor Jim Gee and Stanford's Dan Schwartz discuss new approaches to assessing the quality of learning through the use of digital media, in this discussion at the Education Writers Association annual conference in ...

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Reforming Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania

An innovative new approach to juvenile justice reform in Berks County, Pennsylvania, is helping to improve community safety while reducing the number of young people in secure detention and providing them an opportunity for a better ...

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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. Keynote Speakers Joel Klein, Chancellor ... Read More
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Bryan Stevenson on Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 17, 2010, that juveniles may not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for a non-homicide. Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice ...

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