NIE Program

The goal of the NIE program is to use the newspaper to help teachers with the subjects they are already teaching.

Why Use Newspapers?

• Shows what’s happening in the community, providing motivation for reading and discussion

• Makes learning fun

• Flexible and adaptable to all curriculum areas and grade levels

• Bridge the gap between the classroom and the “real” world

• Build good reading habits that will last a lifetime

• Can be cut, marked, clipped, pasted, filed, recycled, made into papier-mâché and other crafts

• News, sports, weather, editorials, lifestyles, farm and ranch, classifieds


April is national financial literacy month

April is the time to think about financial literacy, a topic that can be tied into many facets of school 
curriculum from math to social studies to writing.

As our nation recovers from the Great Recession and as we debate the issues surrounding the national debt, it’s important for students to understand how individual financial choices will affect their own lives as well as the broader economy.

Now is the time for them to prepare to make good choices about spending, saving, and the proper use of credit. Check out a dozen NIE financial literacy resources with great content and lesson plans about this important topic.


Earth Day

Green Your School Inside, Outside,
and Throughout the Curriculum

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month."  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” Learn more at:


2014-2015 NIE Program

The cost for one student's subscription is $14, and an entire classroom can receive the newspaper for $280.

Donations made payable to NIE are tax deductible.


Olga Charles

NIE Coordinator

It seems summer vacation just got underway, but classes resume just three weeks from tomorrow. In preparation for the upcoming school year, the Uvalde Leader-News is looking for sponsors for its Newspapers in Education program.

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