There is big news from the Media Literacy Now movement in Rhode Island. Media literacy advocates including Michael Troffi, Rhode Island’s Media Literacy Now chapter president and Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island professor, author and researcher, have been leading the charge to pass legislation that would require incorporating media literacy education into the basic education program in their state. The Rhode Island Department of Education would be required to work with state and national organizations to implement this legislation if the bill passes.
The bill has now passed the Rhode Island Senate is on its way to the House. Good luck Rhode Island! We’re all supporting you out here in Washington.