News Literacy Project praised for its role at Walt Whitman High School


A report in the January/February issue of Bethesda Magazine praises the role of the News Literacy Project at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda.

Whitman was the site of one of NLP’s first three pilot programs, and the project is now in its third year at the school. It will reach more than 350 students in AP government and 11th-grade English classes this school year.

The project also held a series of three public events featuring prominent journalists and other public figures at Whitman last year. More than 400 adults and students attended each of the Fall Forum presentations.

In its “Best of Bethesda” issue, the magazine cites Whitman for its academic record, drama and music programs, and sports teams. The short profile of Whitman includes the following:

“Extracurricular activities also enrich students by exposing them to other viewpoints. One example: The school’s participation in the News Literacy Project has brought in renowned journalists and other media figures for forums with students and parents. ‘To have something like that in our backyard is phenomenal,’ PTSA co-president Robin Rosenblum says.”

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