Northern Public Radio talks civics education with NLP’s Adams and Silva

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Civics education is a cornerstone of news literacy, and legislators in Illinois have passed — and sent to Gov. JB Pritzker for his signature — a bill that would require a civics course in middle school. (State education standards already require a civics course in high school.) Peter Medlin of Northern Public Radio, the broadcast arm of Northern Illinois University, interviewed NLP’s Peter Adams, senior vice president of education, and John Silva, director of education, in his report on the importance of civics education for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

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