Welcome To Newspapers In Education
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NIE is an outstanding program between area schools, businesses like yours and The Courier. The Courier provides schools with the newspaper for use in the classroom. Teachers use the newspaper to expand and enhance classroom instruction by integrating up-to-the-minute information into other learning processes and to teach essential skills in social studies, language arts, math, economics, science and technology.
Studies show reading the newspaper stimulates hard to teach students by providing real world learning. The goal of NIE is to encourage literacy, to broaden students community and global perspectives and to equip local educators with a powerful tool for teaching.
How Does Your Newspaper In Education Contribution Help?
The Courier provides reliable access to the daily paper, teaching guides and student supplements for a variety of grade levels and topics throughout the year. Because school funds are limited, we have developed the business sponsorship program. This program enlists the support of local businesses in providing the cost of the newspaper. Through their involvement in this program, business leaders provide teachers with the assurance of having multiple copies of the newspaper for use with their students.
More that 136 teachers in 17 schools districts have taken advantage of this program, and many still are waiting for sponsorship. Helping teachers to make the best use of these newspapers is the second function of the NIE program. Training is an important part of this goal.
In addition to newspaper The Courier also sponsors an in service training day before the start of school each year. Many teachers find it helpful to discuss with others ideas on how to incorporate newspapers into their daily curriculum. Teachers also receive NIE curriculum materials, student activity lessons, and educational supplements.
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How Can You Support N.I.E.?
Since the NIE program started in 2000 we have more than
tripled the number of teachers and students using The Courier
newspaper. In the 2003-2004 school year, 70,854 papers were
distributed to 66 teachers in 17 schools.
For this school year we are distributing over 119,351 newspapers
to 91 teachers in 35 schools.However, we need
more funding to fulfill all requests. Your contribution to the NIE
program will be used to provide newspapers to local classrooms.
To participate in this exciting educational experience, you and your business will become a Newspaper In Education sponsor. For $300 you can provide copies of The Courier to a classroom for the ENTIRE school year. When your annual sponsorship reaches $1,000 or more you are eligible to file a 501-C3 tax exemption.The Courier will then take your sponsorship and match you to a classroom and handle all contact work with the school.
As a sponsor, you will be recognized for your support. Your participation will be publicized in the Business Partners Recognition Ad provided by The Courier. Also, the classroom will know who their sponsors are, to give well-deserved thanks.
In recognition for your participation, your company will receive the following:
- Inclusion in 4 full page color group Thank you ads in The Courier,
- Listed as a Business Partner on The Courier Electronic Edition Web page (optional link to your website),
- Company certificate of appreciation,
- Recognition by the teachers and students in the classrooms,
- Increasing each student's understanding of the world and their community
If we may answer any further questions about the Newspaper In Education program, please call Rachel Lopez at 419-427-8062. Thank you for your support.