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WHO is involved with NIE?

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. 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 Mining Journal and 31 schools/adult education programs in the central U.P. to use the newspaper as a tool for instruction.

Through the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, curriculum guides and special event supplements are published and distributed to newspapers hosting a NIE program.

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 Mining Journal 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 Mining Journal 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 700 newspapers across the United States participating in Newspaper in Education.

In the U.P., The Mining Journal's NIE program supplies over 3,550 papers per-week to 125 teachers in schools from Baraga to Newberry. That adds up to over 121,000 newspapers being utilized in the classroom each year.

WHEN does NIE operate?

The Mining Journal's NIE program doesn't just deliver newspapers during the school year. It is well on its way to being a year-round program.

To encourage literacy and develop regular reading habits, The Mining Journal's NIE program offers summer reading programs. By partnering with other youth and literacy agencies, NIE is able to keep kids interested in reading year-round.

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 Mining Journal's NIE program is involved with:

- "Signing on to Literacy" on International Literacy Day, September 8th of each year.

- National Geography Week in November, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
- Kaleidoscope kids educational fun fair held in February at the Superior Dome.

- "Design-An-Ad" advertising contest held each school year at local schools.

- D.A.R.E. poster contest.

- Teacher/student workshops.

- Tours of The Mining Journal.

Click here to contact the NIE Coordinator via our contact form to find out more information on the NIE program.

Click on the Parade Classroom every week for NIE news.

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