and Lansing Ophthalmology, together we can make a difference in local schools. What is NIE?. Lansing Newspapers In Education (NIE) is a non-profit literacy program administered by the Lansing State Journal .
together we can make a
difference in local schools.
Six to eight percent of adults in Michigan (approximately 500,000 people) age 18 or olderhave less than a 9th grade education. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
23% of Michigan adults, age 25 and over have not graduated from high school. Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
21 million Americans cannot read at all. Source: National Institute for Literacy
40% of third graders read below "grade level" (and levels are even higher in many of our inner cities). Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress
75% of unemployed adults have reading or writing difficulty. Source: National Institute for Literacy
40 million adults in the U.S. read and write at or below the 5th grade level (that's 1 in 4 adults!!). Source: National Center on Adult LiteracyLiteracy Stats
Elementary-age children who used the newspaper for ten weeks scored higher on tests for comprehension, vocabulary, and knowledge of people in the news. Source: Poindexter-Wilson study
When over 600 'at-risk' middle and high school students used the newspaper for 18 weeks, their comprehension and writing skills improved dramatically. Source: Palmer study
Middle school students develop a stronger vocabulary,better background knowledge,a greater awareness of local, national and global events, also stronger critical thinking skills when they read the newspaper. Source: Dr. Barbara Palmer, FSU
NIE distributes 570,000+ newspapers every year to 18,000+ students in 500+ classrooms to 127+ schools in 33+ schools districtsNIE Facts
“This program offers a diversion and alternate method of learning and provides some fun with the paper. This opportunity would not be available without the support of area businesses.”Debbie Boyd, Teacher at Dewitt High School
“Having access to a newspaper has not only helped reinforce our curriculum, but has given our students the opportunity to become more aware of and involved in the community and world around them.” Kevin Reha, Teacher at Waverly High School
“The newspapers are a great asset to our students as they learn functional skills that will benefit them as they move toward independence.”Kristen LaFave, Teacher at Eaton Rapids High School
“During school, I had the chance of learning to enjoy reading the newspaper. It has opened my mind, to my community, nation and world.”Hugo Gallegos, Student at Everett High SchoolWhat people are saying...
You will become a visible sponsor of an established and highly regarded educational program.
You will be included in thank you acknowledgements published in the Lansing State Journal.
The students, teachers, principals and superintendents also will be notified of your generous support.
Your help not only will allow area students to start a lifetime of awareness and community involvement, it will emphasize your support of our children’s education.
Remember today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.For your support...
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