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The Newspaper in Education program encourages: ideas, critical thinking skills, and lifelong reading habits.
Have some questions about NIE? You’re not the first! Take a look at our NIE FAQs. They might answer your question!
What is NIE?
NIE provides newspaper subscriptions for Frederick County classroom use at no cost to teachers. It’s designed to encourage integration of the news with classroom lessons and discussions. There are ways to use the news in every subject and every grade level, and the newspaper has proven to be a great tool for opening topics of discussion amongst students and teachers alike. If you need ideas or suggestions, there are supplements available with activities and lesson plans for each school subject when you log in to FNPnie.com.
Is there a minimum number of print copies that I need to receive?
Yes, you need to receive a minimum of 5 copies
What is the ePages?
The ePages is simply the same newspaper you see in print displayed on a computer screen.
How can I use the ePages in my classroom?
One of the great things about the e-edition is how flexible it is for use in lesson plans. Say you find a story you like in the paper that you could use in next week’s lesson. Double click on the story and you can save a link, email, print or copy and paste for later use. Or if that story was a great example of something you recently discussed with students, you can pull it up on the projector and have the class read it together. In just one or two clicks, you’ve enhanced your lessons.
What if I don’t have a computer for every student, or regular access to the computer lab?
There are other ways for students to all see the ePages at once, such as printing out specific stories or pages that are relevant to what you’re teaching, or projecting the screen from the computer to the front of the classroom. Once you get adjusted to navigating through the paper electronically, you’ll realize just how useful it can be, and from there you can morph the way you use it to fit the way you teach.
What’s an affidavit form, and why do I need to sign it?
Every teacher who receives a free newspaper subscription, whether electronic or print, MUST fill out and sign an affidavit form. The form simply states that the teacher received the copies and used them in the classroom. This is part of regulations for the Alliance for Audited Media, and teachers who do not return signed affidavit forms will not receive a free subscription through NIE the following year.
Where can I find the affidavit form?
The affidavit form will be emailed to you by our Circulation staff at the end of the school year or at the end of your requested deliveries.
Note: We can only honor requests for NIE subscriptions that fall within our delivery area.