New York Introduces Media Literacy Education Legislation

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 Media Literacy  Now  announces a major step forward in our effort to spark grassroots and legislative activity in each state leading to broad-based, comprehensive Media Literacy in schools. New…

 

I N A S S E M B L Y January 9, 2014 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ROSENTHAL — read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to media literacy in schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 805 to read as follows: S 805. MEDIA LITERACY. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP STANDARDS AND OBJECTIVES FOR MEDIA LITERACY FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELVE, INCLUSIVE, WITHIN THE EXISTING CURRICULUM. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS A LIST OF RESOURCES TO AID IN THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS AND RESOURCES THAT CONTAIN SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS ON MEDIA LITERACY, AND WILL ENSURE THAT APPROVED MEDIA LITERACY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES ARE MADE AVAILABLE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS IN THE STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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New York Introduces Media Literacy Education Legislation

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