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What is newspaper in education?

The Midland Reporter-Telegram's Newspaper In Education program (NIE), develops and achieves an on-going literacy program geared to support the needs of Permian Basin teachers and students (grades K-Collge) by providing an authentic resource, the newspaper, for use in daily classroom activities as the most up-to-date textbook available.

What Newspaper In Education provides:

  • Classroom sets of our e-edition replica newspapers for teachers and students
  • Curriculum guides for teachers
  • Informative teacher workshops
  • Kid Scoop, a colorful kids learning activity page published each Thursday in the newspaper
  • Frontiers, an informative science and technology page published each Tuesday in the newspaper
  • Interesting chapter stories published throughout the year that keep students reading
  • Educational guides of relevant topics for newspaper readers, teachers and students

What are the community benefits of NIE?

  • Students in schools that have an NIE programs perform 10 percent to 30 percent better than students in schools that have no NIE programs*
  • Newspapers sharpen students thinking skills and increases interest and motivation by providing study material relevant to their lives in the community
  • Newspapers broaden students educational experience and enhance their knowledge of the world
  • NIE programs work especially well for students from non-English speaking houses*
  • The TEKS, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, are the framework for the TAKS exit level tests for public schools. The TEKS specifically refer to using the newspaper as a learning resource
  •  Studies have shown, students who regularly read newspapers are more apt to become voters, and be more aware, involved citizens in their communities
  • "Newspaper In Education programs can and do have a measurable and positive impact on the schools which use them. The value of the program generally increases with frequency and depth of the program." taken from the publication: Measuring Success

    *Research by Dan Sullivan, University Of Minnesota

Communities All Across the Region Can Receive the E-Edition Replica of the Midland Reporter-Telegram

How can I help?

How can I get newspapers in my classroom?