Newspapers in Education is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing them with access to the Austin American-Statesman.
Local community sponsors make the NIE program possible. On these pages, learn more about NIE’s diverse group of community sponsors.
Sponsors are acknowledged in appreciation ads in print and online, and they receive a plaque to proudly display in their place of business.
Learn more about benefits: Sponsorship Benefits and Information
Sponsors can choose a specific school or support a local school most in need. The fill-able form for the 2012-2013 school year is available now: 2012 Sponsorship Form
Teachers and schools know exactly which sponsors make it possible for them to receive access to the Statesman and many teachers and students send sponsor thank you notes and letters to their sponsor. Some businesses send special materials to their sponsored classrooms to add to the Statesman/Business/School partnership and connection.
Special thanks to all our sponsors this year. Click here for a list.
Why Newspapers in Education?
Teachers use newspapers to get their students excited about reading and excited about learning. Used as living textbooks, newspapers help teachers introduce students to life-long reading habits while encouraging more meaningful, hands-on learning.
“My students read everything from the front page, to sports, to the comics, and even sometimes business. The levels of literacy have truly increased in our classroom.”
- Marilyn DuVon Lake Travis Middle School
“As a reading teacher I believe that literacy is vital for anyone to become a productive citizen. Reading the newspaper is a habit that students must acquire. I am grateful to you for contributing to the education of our future citizens.” – Jayne Baker, Buda Elementary
Schools benefit and sponsors benefit.
Give a little, get a lot.
Benefits include recognition ads in print and on the NIE website and a plaque to proudly display in your place of business.
“I’m happy to support the program and trust that the rewards come in the education for the kids. I’m a huge supporter of print media — magazines as well as newspaper — so I’m just delighted to be a part of your service.” Abby Lentz, Heartfelt Yoga
“Dear Suzi Q Floral Productions, I am writing this letter to thank you for paying for our class to have access to the Statesman newspaper… Next time my family needs flowers we’re going to you!” - Austin S., Murchison Elementary
“We’re proud to support Newspapers in Education because it helps teachers provide classroom learning experiences that are more relevant to students. Hands-on involvement with topics like financial education helps our children prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.” - Kerry A. S. Parker, CEO, A+ Federal Credit Union
Newspapers in Education sponsors are featured in sponsor appreciation ads in print and online, they receive a plaque to proudly display and they can post a message online to show their support for local education.
“So many of our students do not have access to books at home. The newspaper gives them current, interesting reading to share.”
- Lourdes Cewaiter, Hemphill Elementary Librarian
“We use pictures that show great sadness, happiness, or anger to discuss different feelings and times we felt that way.”
- Jennifer A., Metz Elementary
“In this time of economic hardship, your donation has made a difference in my student’s understanding of the world outside of their east-side neighborhood. And many times our newspaper has helped make the ordinary extraordinary.”
- Jennifer Atkinson, Metz Elementary
“The daily newspaper provides a wonderful resource for us all to broaden our perspectives, to think, to question, and to continue learning. We so appreciate you providing this to our students, who may not necessarily have access to it otherwise.”
- Charlene Thomas, Gonzalo Garza Independence High School
“Thank you for sponsoring us to be able to read the Statesman, which I enjoy reading especially when there is anything on there about the military since I am going to be leaving for the Marines in July.” - Xavier R., Anderson High School
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