H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act

“This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such asContinue reading “H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act”

TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act

The Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts from running active shooter drills that mimic or appear to be an actual shooting incident, as well as have parents, students, and staff be adequately notified that one will be taking place on a certain date and the type of content theContinue reading “TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act”

The Media Spot

The Media Spot promotes media literacy through collaborative media productions, partnerships with environmentally and socially progressive organizations, and K-12 staff and curriculum development to help adapt their curricula to a constantly evolving mediated and technological world without losing track of the objective of media literacy education: empowering lifelong learners to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE andContinue reading “The Media Spot”

IREX’s Learn to Discern Media Literacy Training (L2D)

“Learn to Discern’s curriculum builds communities’ resilience to state-sponsored disinformation, inoculates communities against public health misinformation, promotes inclusive communities by empowering its members to recognize and reject divisive narratives and hate speech, improves young people’s ability to navigate increasingly polluted online spaces, and enables leaders to shape decisions based on facts and quality information.” ReadContinue reading “IREX’s Learn to Discern Media Literacy Training (L2D)”

Hartford, Connecticut “C4 Unit”

Using anonymously submitted tips from the public as well as those reported through major social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (which all work closely with most local and federal law enforcement), the C4 Unit specifically is able to keep a watchful eye on the city through cameras and monitor posts. This is helpfulContinue reading “Hartford, Connecticut “C4 Unit””