Newspapers in Education
Newspapers in Education (NIE) is a joint effort between newspapers and schools to promote the use of the newspapers as an educational resource in the classroom. Using the newspaper helps teachers bring real world application to the subjects they teach. Area businesses, civic organizations and private donors, provide sponsorship dollars toward NIE programs so that teachers may use the newspaper as a dynamic and informative teaching tool.
Sponsorship Program for Newspapers in the Classroom
The PNA Foundation offers PNA member newspapers a program that gives NIE donors and potential donors a choice in making contributions to fund classroom sets of newspapers to schools. Donors have the option of sending their gifts directly to the PNA Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Using the PNA Foundation as the recipient of gifts may allow individuals, corporations and foundations to deduct their donations as a charitable contribution. This option is possible because your newspaper is a member of the PNA and thereby also a member of the Pennsylvania NIE coordinators' group. Here's how the program works
Act 48 Credits
The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation is approved as a professional education provider with the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Division of Professional Development with the stipulation that Act 48 hours are related to professional education assignments.
Many Pennsylvania NIE coordinators hold workshops and trainings for the express purpose of training their school district's teachers and administrators about NIE programming and its many benefits for their students. These workshops or professional educational experiences may count toward meeting the Chapter 49 Teacher Certification Standards if certain guidelines are adhered to while developing and delivering your training workshops. Guidelines for Act 48
Each year the PNA Foundation promotes statewide and national initiatives to encourage our members to promote NIE activities in their local classrooms. Pennsylvania's Governor's Race
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