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From Texas Standard: As the delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps the country, cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, especially in places with relatively low vaccination rates. And there’s a real and growing concern that the misinformation flourishing in some of these places is having a direct effect on people’s healthcare decisions. But one tool …

(TNS) – In an age dominated by social media and massive amounts of information and misinformation, the state of Colorado will soon help schools teach kindergarten through high school students how to distinguish fact from fiction. The Colorado General Assembly passed a bill in the spring requiring the state Department of Education to establish and …

The program manager at Normal Community and Normal West High Schools says the district already has a good foundation for teaching media literacy. Illinois high schools will be required to teach media literacy starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Dan Lamboley, from Unit 5, said the district is currently teaching some basic principles that students …

Over the past two years, students have been inundated with an almost constant stream of news and headlines about politics, racial and social unrest, the pandemic, and more. Even more essential is helping students develop enlightened media literacy skills. Students should understand how to recognize reliable news and how to identify high quality, credible journalism. …

The state of Illinois will require high schools to teach media literacy starting in fall 2022. Educators at the Illinois State University School of Communication will closely monitor the State Board of Education’s requirements for a media literacy program. Illinois State UniversitySteve Hunt of the ISU School of Communication. Steve Hunt, ISU School of Communication …

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation which amends the state school code to include a media education unit. State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez, a Democrat, filed the invoice. Some Republicans opposed the bill, fearing it would lead school boards to choose reputable media. Bill 234 requires school districts to add media education instruction. …

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pembrook Capital Management LLC (“Pembrook”), one of the nation’s leading bridge lenders for affordable rental housing, has announced a donation to the Bassett Street Elementary School Media Arts and Technology Magnet (bMAT) program, a Kindergarten to Grade 5 educational initiative in Lake Balboa, California, part of …

The UK government has released a strategy to help young people spot disinformation online, part of a larger effort to improve media literacy and make the internet a safer place for children. The strategy [PDF] will involve training teachers, library staff, youth workers and caregivers to help young people detect misinformation, including how to critically …

SUMMARY: Media arts and design professor Morgan Smalls received an Inclusion Imperative Visiting Faculty Fellowship from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to study popular culture as a gateway to conversations about race, class, gender and power on television and in digital media spaces. Morgan Smalls, professor of media arts and design at James …

SPRINGFIELD – Public high schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach students how to access and rate various types of information and social media they see online and elsewhere as part of their regular curriculum. This was among the 53 bills that Governor JB Pritzker signed on Friday, July 9, bringing the total …

Governor JB Pritzker speaks at an event in Springfield earlier this year. On Friday, he signed another 53 bills, bringing the total number of signed bills to 97 for the current General Assembly out of more than 600 that have been passed by the General Assembly. (Capitol News Illinois file photo) …

“The medium is the message,” said Marshall McLuhan, the famous media theorist in the 1960s. He wrote in the context of the rise of television and how it transformed communications. The point was that when the medium changes, it fundamentally transforms the message itself. Something similar is happening in India now, where old forms of …

The UK government recently issued a online security bill, which, according to her, keeps her commitment “to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending freedom of expression. Ahead of our LSE Briefing Thursday July 8, Professor Sonia Livingstone reflects on the position of media education in the bill. …

NEW BERLIN, WI – A teacher in New Berlin last month earned a national certification to teach students how to think critically about the media they consume every day. Jaclyn Jecha, a social science teacher at New Berlin West Middle and High School, achieved PBS Media Literacy Educator certification in June. The certification recognized educators …

WSKG is recruiting educators for a local cohort of PBS Media Literacy Academy. This group of educators will work with WSKG Education staff to work on PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification. The aim of the WSKG Media Literacy Academy is to provide support and training with media literacy skills and multimedia content creation, connect with …