NIE: Newspapers in Education
Thanks to all of their sponsors, our school receives 200+ papers every day that school is in session from the Press of Atlantic City that many of our teachers in all subject areas use to support their curriculum. We also have access passwords available to the full online e-version of the paper for the students and staff. Absegami continues to participate in this program as we have for the past several years. We begin the program early in September and it will end in June for the school year.
Newspaper In Education is an international educational effort that helps teachers and parents use the very latest textbook — their local daily newspaper — to instruct young people about the world around them, fuel their desire to learn about many topics and encourage a love of reading.
Newspaper In Education program provides discounted newspapers to classrooms, supplies free teaching materials and presents workshops and in-service training to help teachers explore how to use the newspaper in class.
The goals are to help students learn and develop reading and critical thinking skills now and to help them become informed, involved citizens in the future. We also work to provide teachers with an economical, effective and exciting teaching aid — the newspaper — and supplemental, supportive teaching materials, whether they teach English, journalism, business, science, math, life skills or social studies.
News Flash! Newspaper reading can boost student test scores!!
Research from the University of Minnesota indicates that students who read a newspaper in class score 10 percent to 30 percent better on standardized reading tests than their peers who do not read newspapers in class.
According to the study, using the newspaper in class helps improve students’ attitudes about reading, including decreasing "reading avoidance" issues. Students like reading the newspaper because they find things of interest in it. Also, newspapers provide a constantly changing source of non-fiction reading material, a key need in many schools, and help students hone critical thinking skills.
Who uses NIE?
Newspaper In Education program serves thousands of teachers across the United States. The program has materials for all learners from kindergarten to twelfth grade, plus adult education and English as a Second Language classes.
Why use NIE?
Using the newspaper bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world living, helps foster global awareness and understanding of local issues, creates informed citizens, offers examples of conflict and resolution and fosters reading, thinking and writing skills.
In addition, using newspapers in class can encourage positive student attitudes toward reading, improve math skills, motivate students to talk with their peers and parents about what they read and help students learn how to solve real-life problems.
Recently The Press of Atlantic City added the NIE e-paper edition. It lets teachers and their students navigate an exact electronic replica of the printed newspaper. In this way, teachers can make the most of the learning experience in their classroom on their time schedule or with homework assignments. The Press describes the e-paper as:
N - Nice and simple! Flip through pages and skim headlines just as you would the printed version.
I - Innovative and connected! Language translations, large screen ability and with 7 day access! You can view articles and photos, save them and distribute through e-mail.
E - Efficient and environmentally friendly! No waste or stacks of newspapers.
A new and convenient way to teach with The Press of Atlantic City! Don't forget to check out their NIE Notes for writing assignments, informational text, interactive quizzes videos and more! All updated daily!
Thank You The Press of Atlantic City!