Support NIE in your community


What is Newspapers in Education (NIE)?

It's a cooperative effort among newspapers, local businesses and schools working together to bring the most up-to-date, real-world resource on the market today – the newspaper – into the classroom as an instructional tool for Central Oregon teachers. During the 2014-15 school year, nearly 175 Central Oregon teachers took advantage of the program – at all grade levels, at-risk youth programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, and adult basic education classes. You can help support NIE by donating your newspapers to the program when you go on vacation.

Are newspapers an effective tool in the classroom?

Recent studies commissioned through by the collaboration of the American Press Institute and the Newspaper Association of America show students consistently exposed to reading and using newspapers in the classroom score at least 10% higher on reading tests than those who are not exposed to newspapers in school. Scores are even higher for students whose primary language is not English. The NIE program is used to teach history-social science, language arts, math, science, career-readiness, and many other areas.
As one of our NIE teachers recently wrote when asked how The Bulletin’s NIE Program supported her students’ learning, “…by way of current events and it increases reading skills, comprehension and attention to details. It also inspires topics of discussion, thus improving higher order thinking skills.”

Why newspapers in the classroom?

Newspapers rewrite history every day through words, pictures and analysis. They go beyond the textbooks by providing a real-world, contemporary frame of reference for students about what, where, and why things happen and the impact on their lives.

The Bulletin's commitment

Because we believe every child deserves to learn about the community and the world in which they live, and because we believe education is a community responsibility, The Bulletin is also proud that funding for the support of the NIE Program, the classroom newspapers, supplements and teaching materials, is a partnership with our engaged business sponsors, as well as our vacationing subscribers who support the schools with their papers.

Knowledge is power

Classroom newspapers help:
• Provide teachers with real-world resources and tools they need to educate
and motivate students.

• Enhance and reinforce their curriculum (particularly, reading, writing, and
critical thinking) and standards no matter the subject area.

• Students learn about the world and their community as it is today.

• Encourage kids to think critically and creatively and become more
conscientious and active citizens, ready to play positive roles in their
communities and our democracy.

How to donate

Call 541-385-5800 to stop your papers while you're away and donate them to schools.

Business Partners + Kids + Newspapers = Classrooms alive with learning. For more information about NIE, contact: N.I.E. Coordinator, 541-617-7817. E-mail: nie@bendbulletin.com

Classroom newspapers help:

• Provide teachers with real-world resources and tools they need to educate and motivate students.

• Enhance and reinforce their curriculum (particularly, reading, writing, and critical thinking) and standards no matter the subject area.

• Students learn about the world and their community as it is today.

• Encourage kids to think critically and creatively and become more conscientious and active citizens, ready to play positive roles in their communities and our democracy.