Colorado among nation’s best in media literacy in schools

The Daily Sentinel: The group Media Literacy Now released its first report on media literacy among younger people in 2020. That report showed that there was a national lack of resources in schools to help students grasp a more thorough understanding of the media sources they consume as they move into adulthood in an increasingly polarized world with an increasingly polarized media environment.

In 2021, most states did nothing to combat this lack of media literacy. Colorado, however, was among the few exceptions.

In May, the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill requiring the state’s Department of Education to create and maintain an online resource bank containing materials pertaining to media literacy. Gov. Jared Polis signed the bill into law in June.

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