Newspaper In Education programs began in the 1930s at the request of social studies teachers. Today, there are over 900 participating newspapers in the United States, and NIE programs in 51 other countries around the world.
The Mount Vernon News’ NIE program was established to provide an educational service arm for the newspaper.
NIE’s goal is to assist schools, teachers and parents in developing future readers who can use the newspaper to enrich their own lives and participate responsibly in their community, state and nation.
As the world continues to change dramatically, the NIE program aims to provide students with a lively and vital educational link to the newspaper, their community, the world and the future.
Sponsor donations provide a number of educational services each year to help educators teach from the Mount Vernon News, including free newspapers, educational sections, special programs and curriculum resources.
Area individuals and businesses are invited to sponsor NIE programs at any donation level.
Over 144,000 newspapers are delivered to Knox County schools during the school year. Newspapers are supplied at no cost to the schools through donations from business sponsors in the community.
Michelle Hartman is the Newspaper In Education Coordinator for the Mount Vernon News. Ms. Hartman received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. She received her Master of Arts in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene College, Mount Vernon, Ohio. She has been an employee of Mount Vernon News and Progressive Communications part time since 1989 and full time since 1997. Along with her teaching experience, Ms. Hartman has worked in several different departments of the newspaper.
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Newspaper in Education Business Sponsorships Mount Vernon News Newspaper In Education (NIE) Program invites you to be an integral part of the education of the students in our readership area. By partnering with Mount Vernon News and pledging your support to Newspaper In Education, you are providing classroom newspapers throughout the school year. As always, Mount Vernon News absorbs half the cost of those newspapers and offers teachers ready-to-use newspaper-based lesson plans through our curriculum guides at no cost to them. NIE also produces special sections for students throughout the school year.
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