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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.
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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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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 ...

Digital Media & Learning Competition

Ten winners of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition were announced today at a celebration of National Lab Day in Washington, DC, to promote science, technology, engineering and math across the country.
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What Peer Participation Can Teach Government

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide.

Our Courts Online Games Prove Popular

An outside evaluation finds that MacArthur grantee Our Courts, a web-based project to teach civics to middle school children, is having a positive effect on social studies education.

New Report Highlights Reproductive Health Needs of India’s Youth

The MacArthur-supported "Youth in India: Situation and Needs" is the first comprehensive report on the sexual and reproductive health needs of young Indians.
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Does Race Matter Online?

Features the UNCF "Digital Media and Learning in Multicultural Contexts" Public Forum Series launched at Morehouse College with a keynote presentation by Dr. S. Craig Watkins, on the theme "To Be Young, Digital & Black."

First Lady Highlights Need for Grocery Stores in Underserved Communities

As part of a campaign to prevent childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretaries of Agriculture and Treasury visited a Philadelphia grocer supported by MacArthur grantee The Reinvestment Fund, which helps finance grocery stores ...