A new report from Democracy Ready NY advocates for media literacy in NYS. The report recommends that:
- All schools be staffed with school library media specialists, whose licensing requires extensive media literacy training.
- All districts be required to provide access to professional development for teachers around media literacy.
- The New York Board of Regents consider adding a dedicated one-semester course in media literacy for all ninth graders as part of its review of graduation requirements.
- The state education department conduct a detailed survey to learn the current state of media literacy education and media literacy education resources in all schools.
Click here to read the full report.