Washington State’s new, progressive media literacy law provides leadership for a growing number of states advocating for digital citizenship and media literacy education. Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is now empowered to develop best practices and recommendations for teaching literacy that encompasses both new media and new technologies.
“This launches a much-delayed conversation about education policy and the essential skills we need to be teaching our children today. We are one big step closer to creating an environment for comprehensive media literacy education – to include digital literacy and digital citizenship,” said Media Literacy Now President Erin McNeill. “Legislative momentum is surging in states across the country. Washington’s language, supporting schools to take action, will be a model for other states.”
Washington’s Action for Media Education collaborated with the national Media Literacy Now organization in sh