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CNBC highlights NLP’s Checkology® and an Alabama educator using the platform

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In a new piece for CNBC,  journalist Salvador Rodriguez reported that amid the pandemic, quarantines, and homeschooling, “QAnon and anti-vaxxers brainwashed kids stuck at home.” With schools open, “teachers have to deprogram them.”

Rodriguez highlighted the efforts of  Sarah Wildes, a seventh-grade teacher in Alabama who is helping students filter out misinformation and find reliable news sources using lessons from the News Literacy Project’s (NLP) Checkology virtual classroom.  Checkology is an online platform that helps educators teach students how to identify credible information, seek out reliable sources, and apply critical thinking skills to separate fact-based content from falsehoods.

“The pandemic, the election, social justice issues — people are looking for reliable information, and educators need support to navigate the disinformation that’s out there,” said Shaelynn Farnsworth, NLP’s director of educator network expansion. As Wildes’ experience illustrates, Checkology is the perfect resource for this.

To read the full piece, click here.

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