Grantee News

This section displays reports, news, and other information from and about our grantees that highlight and celebrate their work and accomplishments.

June 29, 2015

"All the Light We Cannot See" and "Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption" Win the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were awarded to All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (fiction)...
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June 25, 2015

One in Four New Business are Started by Immigrants!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States, a celebration of our shared heritage as a nation of immigrants and a time to reflect on how immigrants boost our economy. While immigrants make...
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June 22, 2015

AU Cites Outcome of Dakar Summit in Call for More Investment in Higher Education

African leaders from across the continent this week affirmed their support for the need to better fund and support higher education at the 25th African Union Summit held in South Africa. Their...
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June 15, 2015

Public Support Grows for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants

A Pew research poll shows broad public support for legal pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.  Almost 72% of the public continue to say that undocumented...
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June 15, 2015

ISIS’s Victory in Ramadi Reveals that Containment is the Best the U.S. Can Do for Now

The fog of war lies thick over the battlefields of Iraq and Syria. Deliberate enemy deception, willful self-deception, and the complexity of large-scale combat ensure that the truth about war is...
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June 3, 2015

Back from the Brink in Lawrence, MA

A case study of a low-performing school district in Massachusetts shows how a bold vision and a focus on the effective use of resources can lead to big improvements. With support from Carnegie...
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May 20, 2015

Kudos to SafeMode for Courageous Reporting

Public Radio International’s The World, a Carnegie Corporation grantee, was honored with the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas award for international radio reporting. The winning reports were...
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May 15, 2015

Africa’s Ph.D. Renaissance: Making African Universities Relevant

SciDev.Net’s podcast this week features a discussion with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Ernest Aryeetey, about the major reforms needed to make African universities more...
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May 14, 2015

Jago Pakistan / Wake Up, Pakistan!

Time is running out for the critical reforms needed in Pakistan to avoid disaster and move ahead. So say some of the world’s foremost foreign policy experts—American, Pakistani, and international—who...
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May 8, 2015

New Round of African Disapora Fellows Announced

Carnegie Corporation of New York and the International Institute of Education announced this week that seventeen new fellowships have been awarded as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows...
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May 6, 2015

IAEA Head Yukiya Amano Talks Atoms for Peace

In New York this week for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spoke to...
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May 4, 2015

New study finds undocumented Immigrants would contribute more taxes under executive action

A new 50-state study, “Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions,” by Corporation grantee the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, finds that undocumented immigrants would...
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May 1, 2015

Doing Schools Differently

What must school districts do to deliver on the globally benchmarked academic standards known as Common Core? This is the primary question that the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CPRE)...
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April 29, 2015

Could a U.S. response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russian war?

In The National Interest’s “Russia and America: Stumbling to War,” foreign policy gurus Graham Allison and Dimitri K. Simes chart the risks of confrontation.  According to the authors, the past has...
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April 27, 2015

Grantee Latino USA wins a Peabody for their coverage of gangs in Honduras.

NPR’s Latino USA is a recipient of the 2014 Peabody Award, winning in the category Radio/Podcast for “Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras.” The “vivid and scary,” hour-long report by Maria...
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April 23, 2015

Celebrating World Book Day

In celebration of World Book Day we look back over Carnegie Corporation of New York’s 100-year history of supporting some of the world’s foremost scholarly research, which resulted in books heralded...
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April 20, 2015

New Strategy on New Americans

The White House Task Force on New Americans is taking a first step in explaining how it aims to create welcoming communities for immigrants and refugees. A just-released report outlines the federal...
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April 15, 2015

What’s the Future for Nukes? Concerned Scientists Want to Know

2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the entry into force of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), on March 5, 1970.  This spring, the treaty’s next Review Conference (RevCon)—a...
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April 15, 2015

When Children Migrate Alone: Balancing Protection and Prevention

A new report by the Migration Policy Institute on the crisis of unaccompanied child migration explains recent shifting patterns of Central American migration and analyzes the root causes and...
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April 7, 2015

Blocking the Bomb in Iran

“The framework for an Iran nuclear deal that negotiators reached on 2 April is a win for all involved, not just for the 8 parties involved, but for the region and the world as a whole,” says Mark...
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