Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting educational program for students from kindergarten to adult education. NIE provides newspapers to students that chronicle current events and social issues that inevitably affect their lives. This fundamental material for students is used in the classroom to develop essential skills in reading, geography, math, technology, science, and social studies.
The Illinois Press Association, Illinois Press Foundation and the Illinois First Amendment Center support NIE in Illinois by providing educational and fundraising resources for NIE Coordinators. A new website for NIE Coordinators and teachers was launched in 2007 that provides free materials and activities for using newspapers in the classroom, ABC Guidelines, a searchable database of Illinois NIE Coordinators, useful links and fundraising and grant opportunities.
Fundraising is a vital component for most NIE programs. The Foundation’s “Partners in Literacy” program provides donors with the option of sending their gift to the Illinois Press Foundation, a 501(c)3 organizations. Using the IPF as the recipient of gifts may allow individuals, corporations and foundations to deduct their donation as a charitable contribution. The primary target of this program is to help Illinois Press Association member papers’ NIE programs fund classroom sets of newspapers to schools. Please visitHERE for more information on our “Partners in Literacy” program as well as other grant opportunities.
How the PIL Program Works