Jones Media, Inc. Newspapers In Education NIE Representative

Newspapers In Education Help Our Schools
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Newspapers In Education

Newspapers in Education is a program that helps fight one of the fastest growing problems facing every community in the United States today...ILLITERACY. There are over 23 million American adults that are functionally illiterate and over 40% of fourth graders cannot read. It might be easy to point the finger at our school, teachers, or the children themselves, but when you consider the video-filled, fast-paced, information superhighway of today's society, it is easy to see how children and teens have strayed away from the basics.

This is where Newspapers in Education (NIE) comes in! There are few teaching tools as powerful as the newspaper. A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that students in schools with at least some NIE programs did better on standardized reading tests than those schools without NIE programs. Newspapers get students into the reading habit, bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world. It has been proven that students are more motivated to learn when their school work reflects their own experiences and concerns. All children do not have the same resources. Many times the only exposure to the newspaper they receive is in the classroom.

Your business has the opportunity to take an active role in bringing illiteracy rates down, gain exposure for your business, and help today's children for tomorrow's challenges! There are many teachers in your area requesting newspapers for their classrooms. In order to provide this opportunity for teachers and students, we need your partnership with our NIE program.

How to partner with our NIE program.

Please select the paper from the right hand menu that covers your area for sponsorship information.

How to be a sponsor.

Contact our NIE Coordinator, Pat Helms, by email at or by phone at 423-252-1240 to become a sponsor today.