Education Dive notes Knight grant, cites importance of education

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“While an educator’s first mission is to teach students a body of knowledge, their second is to ensure that students learn how to find information on their own, and navigate what they discover, safely, on their own,” writes Lauren Barack of Education Dive. NLP’s $5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will allow NLP to expand its programs, she says.

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NLP journalist volunteer Paul Saltzman dissects news judgment

Paul Saltzman, the investigative news editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, has a simple answer when asked whether the public has a solid understanding of what “news judgment” means. “No,” said Saltzman, who has volunteered with the News Literacy Project since 2011 and is the host of the “What Is News?” lesson in NLP’s Checkology® virtual…

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