Minnesota Legislation

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Existing Law

2017 MN Statutes: 120B.021 | Required Academic Standards | Technology and Information Literacy Standards

Minnesota Statutes 2017, Section 120B.021

This statute summarizes “Required Academic Standards” in Minnesota.

Section 120B.021, subdivision 4, requires the commissioner of education to “revise and appropriately embed technology and information literacy standards consistent with recommendations from school media specialists into the state’s academic standards and graduation requirements” and review them at least every 10 years.

Your input to your State Legislators can help make a difference.  Don’t delay; give your input today!
  • Find your State Legislators’ contact info here

    Search for your State Representative in the House of Representatives and your State Senator in the State Senate

  • Write an Email

    to both your State Representative and your State Senator or call them and ask them to support the bills that promote Media Literacy–be sure to use specific bill numbers as listed on our Current Legislation page.

    Include your name and address to identify that you are their constituent, and preferably your email and phone number.

    Use your own language, or see language we can suggest below:

    Dear _____: I believe that understanding media is a critical skill for students as the citizens of the future, as media is the predominant information provider of our times and young people need skills to navigate the world of media safely and responsibly.  I ask you to support bills that provide for Media Literacy education, including _______ (bill numbers).

    Sincerely,

    Your Name, Address
    (email and phone)

  • Let Us Know

    about your outreach and THANK YOU–you are helping create a more media literate world!

    Contact your local MLN Chapter Leader:

    Minnesota:
    Lauren K. Terry
    lterry@medialiteracynow.org

Minnesota Statutes 2017, Section 120B.021

September 7, 2017 – Section 120B.021 2017 edition year (current version) published electronically.

MN Administrative Rules: 3501.0650 | Kindergarten through Grade 12 | Speaking, Viewing, Listening, and Media Literacy Standards.

Minnesota Administrative Rule 3501.0650

In Minnesota, the K-12 standards address viewing and media literacy, in addition to Common Core standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language.

Minnesota Department of Education / Academic Standards / English Language Arts K-12

Minnesota Administrative Rules

Your input to your State Legislators can help make a difference.  Don’t delay; give your input today!
  • Find your State Legislators’ contact info here

    Search for your State Representative in the House of Representatives and your State Senator in the State Senate

  • Write an Email

    to both your State Representative and your State Senator or call them and ask them to support the bills that promote Media Literacy–be sure to use specific bill numbers as listed on our Current Legislation page.

    Include your name and address to identify that you are their constituent, and preferably your email and phone number.

    Use your own language, or see language we can suggest below:

    Dear _____: I believe that understanding media is a critical skill for students as the citizens of the future, as media is the predominant information provider of our times and young people need skills to navigate the world of media safely and responsibly.  I ask you to support bills that provide for Media Literacy education, including _______ (bill numbers).

    Sincerely,

    Your Name, Address
    (email and phone)

  • Let Us Know

    about your outreach and THANK YOU–you are helping create a more media literate world!

    Contact your local MLN Chapter Leader:

    Minnesota:
    Lauren K. Terry
    lterry@medialiteracynow.org

2010 – Minnesota partially adopts Common Core ELA standards with state additions which incorporate media literacy.
2012/2013 – Full Common Core ELA implementation.

Minnesota Department of Education / Academic Standards / English Language Arts K-12 / 2010

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