The N.I.E. acronym is for 'Newspaper In Education'. NIE is a cooperative effort between schools, newspapers, businesses and communities to promote the use of newspapers as an educational resource.
WHAT does NIE do?
The mission of the program is to instill daily reading habits into our children. Newspapers provide an economical, flexible tool to motivate students in building basic literacy skills, develop critical thinking abilities and foster an understanding of human events at all age and skill levels.
NIE works as a cooperative effort between The Daily News and 100 classrooms in the central U.P. and Northern Wisconsin to use the newspaper as a tool in the classroom.
Through the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, curriculum guides and special event supplements are published and distributed to newspapers hosting NIE programs.
These programs and guides are then offered to teachers who can incorporate the material into their classroom agendas on the days they receive the newspapers. The end-users of NIE are the teachers who use it as they see fit.
The ultimate beneficiary are the students who are exposed to a "living textbook" that is current, interesting and educational.
WHY support NIE?
The Daily News supplies NIE newspapers to particiapting schools at no charge. The cost of the newspapers is deferred by contributions made by sponsoring businesses and organizations.
The partnership formed between area businesses and The Daily News is the Key to the success of the NIE program. It is also a key to the success of our communities and future citizens.
Your sponsorship is an investment with a tremendous return. It is an investment in the future of our children.
WHERE is NIE located?
NIE is established in over 30 countries. There are more than 900 newspapers across the United States participating in Newspaper in Education.
In the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin, The Daily News' NIE program supplies over 4,000 papers per-week to 180 teachers in 15 different school districts. That adds up to over 130,000 newspapers being utilized in the classroom each year.
WHEN does NIE operate?
The Daily News' NIE program doesn't just deliver newspapers during the school year. It is well on its way to being a year-round program. with the help of teachers, students are reaching out for the paper even when they don't have to.
Benefits of NIE
- NIE Encourages students to become involved in their community and their world.
- NIE Cultivates tomorrow's newspaper readers, tomorrow's problem solvers, tomorrow's leaders.
- NIE Also stretches today's tight school budgets by providing (at no charge to the schools) excellent, low-cost teaching material.
In addition to providing newspapers and support material, the NIE program is involved with:
- "Sign on to Literacy" on International Literacy Day, September 8th of each year.
- "Design-An-Ad" advertising contest held each school year with local classrooms learning about advertising.