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Connecticut has New Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship Law

June 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Members of Welcome to Reality meet with the sponsoring senator (from left to right): Anthony Gay, Sen. Terry Gerratana, Qur-an Webb, Marcus Stallworth We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the work of our partners in Connecticut

State legislation is advancing across the country

March 23rd, 2017|

Quick update! There has been a lot of action already this year. I want to let you know where the initiative stands, with more information coming soon. In most cases you can get more details on individual chapter pages or on the legisla

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National School Board Administration conference

March 22nd, 2017|

I'll be at the NSBA Conference in Denver this weekend, facilitating a panel on media literacy at 3:45 pm on Sunday. I will also be appearing on the radio show Issues in Education on Saturday at 3:45 pm Mountain time. Issues in Educatio

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We are now in New Mexico, with legislation introduced

February 15th, 2017|Tags: |

We welcomed Pamela Pereyra to MLN as the leader of our New Mexico state chapter just a few weeks ago, and soon after she announced that Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas would introduce legislation calling for statewide discussions on media l

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Hearing on Washington state follow-up bill with funding request

February 13th, 2017|

The Feb. 13 hearing before the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on SB 5449 starts at 53 minutes. This link will take you to the correct location.

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Legislative introductions this year arriving at a quick pace

February 13th, 2017|

By Erin McNeill I’m thrilled to announce that our new model bill has been introduced in several states since the beginning of the year, when many state legislative sessions began. Meanwhile, several other states are moving forward with

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Thanks for your support of our work

January 19th, 2017|Tags: |

We're pleased to announce our end-of-the-year fundraising campaign was a success. Through our crowdfunding campaign and direct donations on the website, we raised nearly $3,000, much of it from new donors. This fundraising campaign wi

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New video is a tool for advocates to help promote media literacy and digital citizenship as a solution for educators in a social media wilderness buffeted by fake news

December 22nd, 2016|

You're the first to know!  I'm delighted to announce that our new advocacy tool, a 3-minute explainer video, has just been released. We're hoping you'll be able to use it to enhance the civil discourse of your family holiday gatherings

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We’re putting media literacy on the public policy agenda in Maine

December 19th, 2016|

Please welcome Alan Berry to the Media Literacy Now circle of state leaders. Alan has been interested in media literacy education since his time as a Peace Corps Volunteer (2006-08) in Mali, West Africa, where he experienced the powerf

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