MacArthur, IMLS announce plans to create 30 new learning labs

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. According to a statement released by IMLS, the project was inspired by an innovative new teen space at the Chicago Public Library called YOUmedia and innovations in science and technology centers, these labs will help young people become makers and creators of content, rather than just consumers of it.

About Jenni Terry

Jenni Terry was a press officer with the Washington Office.

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  1. In 1996 I helped initiate a learning lab in Cabrini Green in Chicago. It was call the CYCLE WIZ Factory of Learning. The curriculum was presented by subject matters experts called Wizards, who engaged the most economically challenged childrlen and youth in advanced learning experiences. I would like to forward the curriculum and some photos to you, hoping you may incorporate them. Our progress was excellent in terms of student level achievement in mathematics.

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