A First in Education

Florida bill passed the education committee unanimously and is currently pending before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, while an identical bill in the state House awaits action. Florida’s Senate Committee on Education advanced a bill Nov. 30 that instructs the state Board of Education to adopt standards and testing for a curriculum on social media literacy and make its teaching materials available online for parents to view. Parents are similarly enthused by the idea of teaching social media literacy in schools: 71 percent of mothers and 75 percent of fathers said they supported it.