Since our founding in 2013, we’ve made significant strides in raising awareness of media literacy and its importance, advocating and proposing legislation, expanding our network of advocates, and engaging our community of concerned citizens.
Our Impact Last Year
We rounded out 2022 with Delaware and New Jersey becoming the first states to have media literacy mandated for students K-12!
We’ve built a strong foundation and models that have contributed to successful policymaker action in 11 states this year, as well as progress at other levels.
We’re supporting classroom implementation through partnerships in Massachusetts and Illinois.
Many bills pending around the country are the product of direct efforts of state-level Media Literacy Now advocates. Some are the result of years of policymaker education, and others have resulted from lawmakers who care about media literacy education who seek out our expertise.
Curious about current media literacy education policy and laws in the U.S.? Our annual Media Literacy Policy Report outlines the status of media literacy education laws for K-12 schools in the U.S. The report is based on data collected from public information sources and compares state progress. Our report is meant to guide and inspire, but also empower, legislators, educators, parents, and concerned individuals to advocate for policy that will bring more media literacy instruction to local schools.
We’re excited to see so many states take action on media literacy education! We are constantly monitoring proposed bills that have media literacy components and putting out the call to our community to take action in their states.
Currently we’re asking residents of the following states to take action by reaching out to their representatives to voice their support of proposed media literacy related bills.
Media Literacy Now is leading the grassroots movement to create a public education system that ensures all students learn the 21st century literacy skills they need for health, well-being, economic participation, and citizenship
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