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Due to the excessive heat forecast for this week, Susquehanna Valley CSD will be dismissing MS students at 11:30 and elementary students at 12:30 on Tuesday, 6/18.  Regents exams will be held as scheduled, however we will be moving the primary Regents Exam testing location to the MS cafeteria for all remaining exams. Students who use separate locations will still use those locations as planned.

News & Media Literacy

News & Media Literacy Resources

Sources to Help You and Your Teachers to
Critically Evaluate Media


Each RumorGuard post takes you through the facts behind a specific viral rumor, then breaks down the five factors that you can use to verify any claim.

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"Don’t be fooled by media bias and fake news. We display the day’s top news stories from the Left, Center and Right of the political spectrum — side-by-side so you can see the full picture."

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NEW from Allsides. Checking the Fact Checkers. Fact Check Bias Chart & Ratings.

Click on the icon to the left to access.

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Free lessons provide the tools to understand media representations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, religion, age, and disability, and develop an understanding of how these identities intersect.

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A great three-minute video illustrating how Russian trolls operate with the goal of undermining Democracy and our trust in voting.

Text that reads, "Lateral reading. To get the full picture verify what you're reading as you're reading it." Abstract icon of person.The best and quickest way to evaluate an internet resource is LATERAL READING. Here are a couple of links to short instruction videos:

"Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3"

"Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading"