NYTimes.com, NPR Start Civics Site

The site's content will focus on eight civics issues, such as the death penalty, juvenile justice and Web censorship.

by / August 15, 2002
NEW YORK (AP) -- NYTimes.com and National Public Radio on Wednesday announced the launch of Justice Learning, a civics-education Web site for high school students and teachers based on NPR's radio program, Justice Talking.

The Web site will use content from Justice Talking and related lesson plans and articles from The New York Times Learning Network, a free service for teachers, parents and students in grades 3-12.

Justice Learning is designed around eight distinct civics issues that are updated twice a year. Current issues include affirmative action, civil liberties, death penalty, gun control, juvenile justice and Web censorship.

"The New York Times Learning Network brings news issues to life for its audience," said Gary Kalman, communications director of Justice Talking.

The Learning Network receives nearly four million page views a month during the school year, the company said.

NPR's Justice Talking is produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

New York Times Digital is the Internet division of The New York Times.

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