The News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.
The News Literacy Project’s vision is to have news literacy embedded in the American education experience, and people of all ages and backgrounds know how to identify credible news and other information, empowering them to have an equal opportunity to participate in the civic life of their communities and the country.
The Grable Foundation has invested in NLP’s work to bolster the support of educators and students in the greater Pittsburgh and SW PA region. NLP provides completely free programs and resources for middle and high school educators and students to enable them to discern fact from fiction in the content they consume, create and share. The educators served are on the frontlines of the fight against mis- and disinformation.
NLP already counts 97 educators and 4,515 students from Pennsylvania as active users of their signature digital learning platform, the Checkology virtual classroom, as of the 2020-2021 school year.