Become a Partner in Education!

Join the many corporate sponsors who bring newspapers and educational materials to hundreds of classrooms in our five-county delivery area each year. We are asking for your assistance to make the school year our best yet!

What is Newspapers In Education (NIE)?

NIE is a cooperative effort between area schools, business partners, and The Akron Beacon Journal to promote the use of the newspaper as a tool for instruction. Under the program, local sponsors contribute funds to supply copies of teh newspaper as a tool for instruction. Under the program, local sponsors contribute funds to supply copies of the newspaper to schools for use in their classrooms. NIE provides teacher-education programs and offers curriculum materials to help schools use the newspapers as a meaningful resource for student learning. Newspapers can be used as a learning tool in every subject area and at every grade level. Our goal is to increase literacy and citizenship and help create more successful students in our communities!

Hundreds of local teachers have used the NIE program for years, and interest has never been higher than it is now. Teachers area looking for timely and creative materials that meet content-area objectives. Newspapers meet those needs.

How can you become a Partner in Education?

The Akron Beacon Journal's continuing goal is to meet the increasing demand for classroom newspapers and innovative, educational features and programs. With your support, we know we can accomplish our goals. You can choose to:

Make a general monetary contribution to the NIE program.

Donate gift certificates to the School Block Party Fundraiser.

Contribute "Two Cents" for every paper you sell.

Donate the value of your newspapers when you are away on vacation.

Become an NIE Sponsor.

What are the benefits of being a Parnter in Education?

• Your contribution is used to provide newspapers to area classrooms.

• Our Partnerships in Education fund has a 501c3 status with the IRS, so your contribution may be tax deductible.

• You will demonstrate to the community your commitment to promoting literacy, furthering our children's education, and creating more productie citizens.

Becoming a Partner in Education is a win-win opportunity for you and our community!!