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What is NIE?

NIE is an acronym for Newspaper in Education. Newspapers are often referred to as “the living textbook”. They allow children to develop an understanding of their community and of the world around them. Teachers use the The Forum in a variety of ways including spelling, reading, vocabulary, geography, and math. The habit of reading the newspaper provides the necessary practice to build reading and writing skills and develop an interest in the welfare of one’s community - valuable skills and attributes to carry students through life.

Who is NIE for?

  • Students in grades K through 12
  • Adult Education Centers
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Colleges and Universities

When & Where is NIE available?

In most school districts, throughout the school year in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Why does the The Forum support NIE?

  • To promote literacy and lifelong learning
  • To encourage newspaper reading
  • To provide up-to-date educational materials to students and teachers
  • To link readers to their communities and the world around them
  • To prepare students for active citizenship

The Forum NIE program is a non-profit program that is funded through various events through donations from businesses, subscribers, and The Forum. With the funding we receive for NIE, we can provide newspapers to classrooms at no cost to them.

The biggest reason you should consider learning with The Forum is because proven statistics show, students who read the newspaper receive higher test scores than students who do not.

Contact Information

Dianna Blanck
e-mail: dianna.blanck@brainerddispatch.com
Mailing Address
Newpapers in Education
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
101 5th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102