What is NIE?

Newspapers in Education is a cooperative effort between The Idaho Statesman, community businesses, individual sponsors, teachers, and students. Under the program, teachers may request newspapers at a reduced rate for use in the classroom. NIE also sponsors teacher education programs and offers curriculum materials to help teachers use the newspaper as a meaningful resource for student learning.

Over the past decade, The Idaho Statesman has served more than 35 school districts, hundreds of teachers, and thousands of students by providing over 3 million newspapers to Idaho classrooms along with supplemental teaching materials to assist our teachers in their everyday task of teaching our students to be active learners.

Corporate Sponsorship

The Audit Bureau of Circulation allows The Idaho Statesman to pay down the cost for all educational news copies by 50%. Corporate and individual donations offset the majority of that balance, leaving a modest cost to schools. With sponsorship from local businesses, schools pay a reduced rate of .075 per newspaper. NIE provides all additional resources FREE to teachers taking classroom newspapers: curriculum materials, special supplements, teacher training workshops, and classroom visits. Beyond educational subscriptions, NIE offers special-topic educational tabloids throughout the school year. These supplements are entirely sponsored by business organizations, are regularly requested by teachers, and are distributed to schools free of charge.

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