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Media Literacy in Rhode Island: Recommendation for Action

JOIN US for the formal release of the Recommendations for Media Literacy Education in the State of Rhode Island


We're hosting an informal breakfast meeting for a discussion on media literacy, with donuts, fruit and coffee, of course. You are welcome to attend!

DATE: Tuesday, August 28

TIME: 8:30 AM

LOCATION: Room 222, 80 Washington Street, URI CEPS campus, Providence RI

It's been one year since RI Law 16-22-28 was passed and signed into law. It instructed the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to consider incorporating media literacy education into the Board of Education’s basic education program (BEP) regulations, a group of educators and activists convened to develop recommendations for implementation.

This report is now completed and is available online here.

As a result of its unique history in developing media literacy initiatives in public schools, Rhode Island is well-poised to exert national influence and leadership as it prepares learners for the complexities of life in the media- and technology-saturated society of the 21st century.

In this report, we offer strategies for how media literacy can be embedded into the Basic Education Program so that all Rhode Island youth are well-prepared for college, careers and citizenship in a digital age. 

All are invited to join us at a special convening to discuss the recommendations provided in this report and develop next steps for action. Please RSVP to Pam Steager at by August 26.