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What is NIE?

A look at The Tribune-Democrat Newspapers In Education Program:

Overview
National studies suggest that students who use the newspaper as part of their academic setting score higher on tests, and are better comprehensive readers than students who learn only from textbooks. The newspaper is the most up-to-date textbook available. The Newspapers In Education (NIE) program provides newspapers, curriculum guides, special supplements and other educational services to our classrooms and teachers. The Tribune-Democrat helps teachers develop and enhance the skills their students need to compete in today’s world. NIE not only boosts student’s reading skills but also their knowledge of subjects such as character development, living skills, current events, career choices, citizenship, black history, bullying, critical thinking skills, financial literacy and so much
more.

The Tribune-Democrat NIE program provided 220 teachers in 32 different school districts newspapers to use as “living textbooks” in their classrooms. Through the NIE program, The Tribune-Democrat reaches over 9,000 students per week in Cambria, Somerset, Indiana and Bedford counties. The Tribune-Democrat provides the newspapers to the schools and students at no cost to the schools.

There is a cost however, for The Tribune-Democrat. The Tribune-Democrat must purchase the newsprint that the newspapers are printed on, the ink, labor and distribution costs. All of this is absorbed by The Tribune-Democrat in order to furnish newspapers to our area schools at no cost for the schools. Events such as Morley’s Run help support this program and keep it going.

The students in our area schools are our future customers, employees and leaders. The economic health and development of our community, depends on quality education for our students. The Tribune-Democrat is committed to continued support of our NIE program; however it is a never-ending challenge to meet the ever-increasing demand to sponsor classroom newspapers each year.

With your help, we can continue to support Johnstown’s future, which is in the hands of our up-and-coming students.

Facts about NIE

  • It sparks student’s interest and knowledge of current events.
  • It helps develop skilled readers, writers and communicators.
  • It allows students to talk with their peers and their parents about what they have read.
  • It is a creative teaching tool.
  • The Tribune-Democrat contains practical, up-to-date information.
  • It is the perfect model for teaching students to write for a purpose.
  • It is a school-budget bargain - free!

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