Newspapers in Education (NIE) is a nationwide effort begun by the National Newspaper Association to promote literacy throughout our schools. It allows teachers to work with newspapers to stir the interest of today's youth by reading and studying newspapers.
By creating an avenue of interest in newspaper genre, students are encouraged to be creative, form opinions, and strengthen their skills in all subject areas. NIE also allows the opportunity for everyone in the community, from local businesses, charities, and other such organizations, to participate in strengthening literacy levels in local schools.
Since the Wilson County News initiated its own NIE efforts in the summer of 2000, Wilson County News readers have taken a growing concern for the program. From readers alone, the Wilson County News' NIE fund has grown enough to sponsor classrooms in every school in Wilson County!
As the program continues, businesses will likewise have the opportunity to invest in literacy, which is not only an investment in the future workforce but is also an investment in the future of education. If you are interested in supporting the NIE program, email Tiffany Polasek today!
REASONS TO Contribute:
Access . . . The Wilson County News' Newspaper In Education Program, which gives students access to the news in their classrooms every week, is only $8 per student for the school year.
Generosity . . . Subscribers and readers of the Wilson County News have provided a generous fund for the NIE program to sponsor classrooms in every school in Wilson County. This is an awesome accomplishment for Wilson County as the county has set its path to generate literate young adults who are informed on local issues.
Lifetime Learning . . . Students who read newspapers and are taught about the benefits of reading a newspaper will continue their intellectual growth by remaining informed adults throughout their lives.
Value . . . Join the effort to promote knowledge and intellect -- your contributions are worth more than monetary means, they are worth Wilson County's future -- America's future.
Newspaper Fun Page Sponsor this weekly activity pullout page for kids which are printed in the Wilson County News every week for $200 per month.
Classrooms Sponsor a classroom for $180 per year, or a student for $9 per year. Classrooms sets are received weekly and provided solely by your sponsorship through the NIE program.
NIE Golf Tournament Participating in the annual NIE Golf Tournament by either playing, being a hole sponsor, or donating prizes for winners are all excellent ways to help sponsor the program.
NIE Sponsorships Get Noticed! When you decide to become a sponsor, your name appears in promotions for that event (in the form of articles and advertisements in the Wilson County News) and on the NIE Web-site.
Q. Does it matter where a school is located in order to participate in the NIE program?