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Newspapers in Education

Newspapers in Education

Newspapers in Education is a partnership between newspapers and schools in which teachers use classroom newspapers to teach multiple subjects – history, English, social science, math, economics, composition, journalism and government – at all grade levels.

Benefit to students and community:

  • Sharpens thinking skills
  • Increases student’s interest and motivation by providing study materials relevant to their lives
  • Prepares students for active citizenship in their democracy
  • Helps prepare students for state and national standardized tests

Benefit to newspapers:

  • Encourages long-term readership. Studies have shown that the most avid newspaper readers began reading the newspaper and using it as a resource early in life
  • Increases circulation. Schools may require thousands of copies per week or month
  • Improves public and community relations
  • Increases revenue through special sections and a guaranteed audience through NIE

Cover of "Getting Started" Booklet. Newspapers above a desk with kids feet under desk.

NIE Guide:

Below are materials in PDF format that you can use in your NIE program as well as newspaper activities for teachers to use in the classroom. OPA members are welcome to customize the materials, add your paper's logo, etc.

NIE Basics:

  • NAAF Getting Started Guide  Download
  • NIE Quiz and Answers  Download
  • Educational Buzz Words  Download
  • CIrculation Audit for Educational Copies  Link
  • NIE Institute  Link

Close-up of smiling girls face with dark, curly hair. Multiple logos and business names in rows below.

NIE Resources:

Order Forms and Sponsorship Samples:

Oklahoma Scavenger Hunt - text with graphic of two oil derricks and word OklahomaTeacher Resources:

NIE Content Providers:

  • Woodie Guthrie feature provided by "For the Kid in You" in 2020Link  For the Kid in You (Oklahoma-produced)
  • Link  Breakfast Serials
  • Link  Kid Scoop
  • Link  Hollister Kids
  • Link  NewsCurrents
  • Link  NIEonline
  • Link  Stock Market Game
  • Link  Vocabulary


NIE Feature "For the Kid in You"
provided for Woody Guthrie's birthday in 2020.
Contact John and Faith Wylie.