The News Literacy Project featured in The Washington Post


The News Literacy Project is featured in an article in today’s editions of The Washington Post, “Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction.

The Post reports that “news literacy programs are expanding in classrooms across the country, with a growing nonprofit sector dedicated to the cause and new education standards that require students to read and analyze more nonfiction text.” It cites NLP as its prime example.

The paper highlights NLP’s fast-growing program in the Washington area, where it is working with three charter schools in the District of Columbia, two high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, and a high school in Fairfax County, Virginia.

This is the second time this month that NLP has gotten favorable notice in a prominent publication. Last week it was included in a report in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on nonprofits that were started during the 2008 recession and have thrived.

Since its founding, the News Literacy Project has been the focus of television reports on NYNews1 and PBS NewsHour; articles in the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times’ Schoolbook blog (now published by public radio station WNYC), the Brooklyn Eagle, the Bronx TimesColumbia Journalism Review and Teacher Magazine; and in Kathleen Parker’s column in The Washington Post.

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