Riley and Ivey Announce Nearly $1 Million in Media Literacy Grants

October 30, 2000

U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Bill Ivey today announced $990,000 in grants to school districts to help young people better understand and interpret the artistic content of electronic media images -including those that contain violence. The grants, under the U.S. Department of Education’s Arts in Education competitive grant program in partnership with NEA, are going to school districts in California, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina.