SENATE, No. 1761

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 17, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  DIANE B. ALLEN

District 7 (Burlington)

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires Department of Education to encourage boards of education to offer instruction in media literacy.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning the teaching of media literacy and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The Department of Education shall encourage each board of education to offer instruction in media literacy, including the means to demystify violent images, and shall study the feasibility of incorporating the instruction into the curriculum framework that is developed to implement the Common Core State Standards in English-Language Arts.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the Department of Education to encourage each board of education to offer instruction in media literacy, including the means to demystify violent images, and to study the feasibility of incorporating the instruction into the curriculum framework that is developed to implement the Common Core State Standards in English-Language Arts.

     The bill implements a recommendation of the Assembly Task Force on Adolescent Violence.