A4858 – Information Literacy Requires instruction on information literacy in curriculum of students in grades kindergarten through 12 (Click Here to Read More Including Full Text of Bill)
On May 11, 2017 Assemblyman Wayne D’Angelo, 14th NJ Legislative District, introduced legislation requiring information literacy be taught in New Jersey Public Schools, K-12.
“Unfortunately, it has become too difficult to decipher whether or not the news we see on television or read online is fact-based or simply biased rhetoric. We need to ensure that our children are able to critically think about the information they are taking in and tell for themselves whether it is factual news or fake news,”
“In this age of ‘fake news’ becoming more and more prevalent, it is imperative that students learn the basic skills of researching, reasoning, and realizing what is real and what is phony” “Information literacy skills will stay with an individual throughout the rest of their life and will help shape how they take in news around them and how they may choose to put that news back out into the world.”
A4500 – Requires certain ratios of school library media specialist to students in public schools (Click Here to Read More Including Full Text of Bill)
Introduced on January 19th, 2017 by Assemblywoman Sumter and Assemblyman Wimberly. Assemblyman Benson has joined as a Primary Sponsor, and Assemblyman Caputo has signed on as a Co-Sponsor.