SLJ promotes news literacy webinars

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School Library Journal (SLJ) led its Sept. 29 news section with a write-up promoting NLP’s upcoming webinar series.

Professional Development Course on News Literacy describes the free, four-part series as a way to “hone your skills in helping students make sense of news and other types of information. Essential concepts for students to be reliably informed begins Oct. 6, with What it means to be ‘news-literate’: introduction to news literacy education. Learn key news literacy skills that students must know to be reliably informed. Essential concepts for students to be reliably informed begins Oct. 6, with “What it means to be ‘news-literate.'”

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