What is Newspapers in Education?
The Newspapers in Education (NIE) program supports and encourages the use of newspapers as an integral component in teaching today’s students in the classroom, in addition to promoting excellence in teaching and lifelong learning. More than 900 newspapers worldwide have successful Newspapers in Education programs. Since it’s conception in Maine mid-1775, publishers, teachers, parents, and students realize the positive benefits of integrating the newspaper in general academics.
ABQ NIE History
We at Albuquerque Publishing Company have been making newspapers available to New Mexican students and teachers since 1976.
In the past year, we met the needs of over 1,000 teachers and their students. Did you know that every paper printed reaches 2.33 readers? With approximately 30 kids per class that adds up to about 70,000 newspapers!
Did you know that daily access to a newspaper helps raise standardized test scores 10-30% according to the Newspapers Association of America?
How it Works
Albuquerque Publishing Company contributes 50% of the cost of newspapers and corporate sponsors or vacation donation money covers the remaining 50%. Teachers request newspapers and funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis.
All newspapers need to be used in the classroom. We also have special rates for school libraries. Call 823-3501 for more information.
Goals of NIE
Research shows that students with regular access to the newspaper can increase their standardized test scores by 10-30%. Reading the paper also improves reading levels. Using the newspaper meets numerous state standars as well as helps districts follow guidelines set out by No Child Left Behind and Common Core Standards.
Reading the newspaper creates smarter and more involved future members of our community. Reading the newspaper also helps increase kids’ self-esteem. People from all types of socio-economic backgrounds and careers read the newspaper: doctors, lawyers, truck drivers, teachers, construction workers and athletes. Kids learn by example and when they see “important” adults reading the paper they realize that the world has much to offer them. For a few minutes they are more than “kids” and they can become whomever they want to be through their travels in the newspaper.