Newspapers in Education

Newspapers in Education is a partnership between newspapers and schools in which teachers use classroom newspapers to teach multiple subjects – history, English, social science, math, economics, composition, journalism and government – at all grade levels.

Benefit to students and community:

  • Sharpens thinking skills
  • Increases student’s interest and motivation by providing study materials relevant to their lives
  • Prepares students for active citizenship in their democracy
  • Helps prepare students for state and national standardized tests

Benefit to newspapers:

  • Encourages long-term readership. Studies have shown that the most avid newspaper readers began reading the newspaper and using it as a resource early in life
  • Increases circulation. Schools may require thousands of copies per week or month
  • Improves public and community relations
  • Increases revenue through special sections and a guaranteed audience through NIE

NIE Guide

Click here to access materials that you can use in your NIE program as well as newspaper activities for teachers to use in the classroom. OPA members are welcome to customize the materials, add your paper's logo, etc. 

ONF Serial Stories

Three Oklahoma-based serial stories are provided by the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. Each chapter is quarter-page size and includes artwork ready for publishing. The stories will entice readers of all ages, who will anticipate reading the next chapter each week. You’re also welcome to recruit a local advertiser to sponsor a story. All stories are eight chapters in length and were written by Carolyn Estes of the Oologah Lake Leader and "For the Kid in You". 

  • "They Cried on the Trail" follows two Cherokee Indian children as they journey to Oklahoma on what would become the Trail of Tears. 
  • “Will Rogers: Childhood Adventures with an Oklahoma Legend” is about the famous newspaper columnist and entertainer, often remembered for his famous quote: “All I know is what I read in the papers.” 
  • "Journey to a Brand New State: A Tale of Two Whippersnappers" is an eight-chapter historical story that follows two young brothers on a wagon train journey with their parents to their new home in Guthrie, Okla. in 1907.

Click here to review the stories and download chapters with artwork

NIE Information

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