Newspapers in Education

NIE Programs

General NIE orders

Teachers may order newspapers at a discounted rate for general classroom use. When ordered in sets of 5 or more per delivery, the educational rate is 4 cents per daily and 8 cents per Sunday newspaper. Newspapers can be ordered for any length of time and for any combination of days, Sunday through Friday. For example, one teacher may want 5 copies delivered Monday through Friday from September through June, while another may want 25 copies of the Monday newspaper from October through March. The General NIE program accommodates the teacher, allowing for specific days of delivery and variable numbers of newspapers.
To order newspapers, go to www.post-gazette.com/nie/ and click on Order NIE. Or, you can send your purchase orders to the Educational Services Department, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 566, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. For all orders, please allow three to five business days for processing. If you have questions or delivery problems, contact us at nie2@post-gazette.com.
Electronic Editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We introduced the electronic edition (e edition) in area schools during the 2008-2009 school year. We will continue to provide e editions this year, seven days a week.

Educators whose school districts pay for their newspapers will be able to order printed copies or electronic editions of the Post-Gazette. All sponsored copies of the newspaper will be provided at a ratio of 20% printed copies and 80% electronic editions for schools that continue to have delivery of the printed Post-Gazette. Therefore, if a teacher receives 25 sponsored copies of the Monday through Friday and Sunday Post-Gazette and has print delivery, that teacher will receive 5 printed newspapers and 20 electronic editions each delivery day. If the school does not have print delivery, each teacher will receive 25 electronic editions of the Post-Gazette.
Ordering NIE programs for the 2012-2013 school year

As was the case last year, teachers will be able to order sponsored copies of the Post-Gazette (20% printed copies and 80% electronic editions) from September through December and again from January through May, and have access to all the curriculum guides for the programs that run during both of those time periods. For those schools that do not have delivery of printed newspapers, you will receive electronic editions from September though December and January through May, and have access to all the curriculum guides for each time frame. Therefore, participating teachers will only have two affidavits to sign and return during the school year, and there will be no interruption in service.

If teachers only want to participate in one or two programs during the school year, they may still choose to do so. For every program, including the complete roster of fall programs and the complete roster of spring programs, teachers whose schools do not have delivery of the printed newspaper will receive 25 copies of the electronic edition every delivery day. For all orders, please allow three to five business days for processing.

Order NIE programs by going to www.post-gazette.com/nie and click Order NIE. When you order programs, please be sure to provide the total number of students using the newspapers. The total number of newspapers, print and electronic, should not exceed the total number of students using the program. That is why this year’s ratio is 5 print copies to 20 electronic issues, for a total of 25 newspapers (an average class size).

Many of you are using newspapers with multiple classes, so the total number of students using the program will exceed the average size of a classroom. Therefore, if you require more printed and electronic editions, for example, 10 printed copies and 40 electronic editions (ratio of 20% print and 80% electronic), the total number of students using the newspapers should be 50 or more.
Complete Roster of Fall Programs
(September - December)

If a teacher orders the complete roster of fall programs and has print delivery, that teacher will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette including non-delivery days from September 4, 2012, through December 21, 2012, and have access to all the curriculum guides for the fall programs listed below. If a school is located in an area that does not have delivery of the printed Post-Gazette, the teacher will receive 25 copies of the electronic edition from September 4, 2012, through December 21, 2012. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on November 22, 23 and 26 due to the holidays.)

If you require more printed and electronic copies of the Post-Gazette, you may order more. However, the total number of newspapers each day may not exceed the total number of students using the newspapers each school day.

Fall NIE Programs

Literacy Month
(September)
Celebrate National Literacy Day the entire month of September. The Literacy Month program provides motivating lessons that cover comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Linking Language Arts Standards to the Newspaper is this year’s guide. Written for grades 4-10, the guide uses newspaper articles and photos to help students prepare for standardized tests and real life circumstances. Participating teachers will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from September 4 through September 30, 2012*.
Pride in America
(September – December)

Pride in America is a current events program for grades 4-12 that originated after the September 11 tragedy. The program underscores the strengths of America and the many rights and freedoms that we enjoy. Participants will have access to It’s Your Government, a supplement that gives students an understanding of the political process and encourages them to get involved. Teachers will also receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from September 4, through December 21, 2012*. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on November 22, 23 and 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)
No Child Left Behind
(October – December)

No Child Left Behind reinforces the academic standards emphasized on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests. Elementary Activities – Getting Into the Newspaper is written for grades K-5 and offers over 200 newspaper activities corresponding to the content standards across the curriculum. Participating teachers will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from October 1, through December 21, 2012*. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on November 22, 23 and 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)
Festival of Events
(October – May)

Created for grades 3-5, the Festival of Events program stresses the basic skills in your core curriculum. Teachers who participate in Festival of Events will use Reading First NIE!, a guide that focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension. Participants will also receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday Post-Gazette on Mondays from October 15, 2012, through May 13, 2013*. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on November 26, December 24 and 31 and April 1 due to holidays.)
National Geography Awareness Week
(November)

Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Geography Awareness Week is a program for grades 4-12 that celebrates geography and the world in which we live. Geography Awareness Week includes interactive lessons and activities on the National Geographic Society’s Web site, www.nationalgeographic.com Global Connections: Geography Learning About the U.S. & the World, a supplement that provides 80 lessons related to the National Geography Standards, is also provided. Participating teachers will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Monday through Friday Post-Gazette from November 12 through November 16, 2012*.
Winter Holiday
(November – December)

The Winter Holiday program for grades 3-8 explores the history and traditions of the winter holidays using a multi-cultural approach to instruction. Newspaper activities relating to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and observances of the Chinese, Muslim and Hindu people are included in the guide, The Season of Holidays. Teachers who participate in the Winter Holiday program will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday Post-Gazette from November 6 through December 13, 2012*. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)
Complete Roster of Spring Programs
(January – May)

If a teacher orders the complete roster of spring programs, that teacher will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette including non-delivery days from January 3, 2013 through June 2, 2013, and have access to all the curriculum guides for the spring programs listed below. If a school is located in an area that does not have delivery of the printed Post-Gazette, the teacher will receive 25 copies of the electronic edition from January 3, 2013, through June 2, 2013. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on January 21, March 28 & 29 and April 1 due to the holidays.)

If you require more printed and electronic copies of the Post-Gazette, you may order more. However, the total number of newspapers each day may not exceed the total number of students using the newspapers each school day.

Spring NIE Programs

PG Current Events
(January)

PG Current Events uses local, national or international news to increase student awareness of current events and timely issues. The guide, Your Newspaper, Your Town Hall, demonstrates how a newspaper covers city or town government and the local community. PG Current Events is designed for grades 6-12. Participants will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from January 3 through January 31, 2013*. (The Sunday, January 20, printed newspapers will be delivered on Tuesday, January 22, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on Monday, January 21.)
Black History Month
(January – March)

Honor the achievements of African Americans by using the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Black History Month program, created for grades 4-12. Black History: Pioneers in the Classroom, the supplement for Black History Month, focuses on renown African Americans who have lived during the last century. Participating teachers will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from January 7 through March 4, 2013*. (The Sunday, January 20, printed newspapers will be delivered on Tuesday, January 22, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on Monday, January 21.)
NIE Week
(March)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette celebrates NIE Week with a variety of newspaper activities for students in grades K-12. The Ultimate Activity Guide II, the guide for NIE Week, offers teachers over 240 standards-based newspaper-related activities in eight subject areas including language arts, history, geography, civics/government, science/technology, math, economics and arts and humanities. Newspaper in Education Week is the week of March 4-8, 2013*. During that week, participants will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Monday through Friday Post-Gazette.
National Nutrition Month
(February – March)

National Nutrition Month concentrates on various aspects of health, including diet, exercise and healthful life choices. Written for grades 6-12, the Nutrition Month program has as its foundation the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Wednesday Health & Science section and the Thursday Food & Flavor section. The guide for this year is Staying Healthy: A Guide to Life Choices, a supplement that provides students information on nutrition, exercise, drug abuse and self-esteem. Teachers who participate in National Nutrition Month will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Monday through Friday Post-Gazette from February 18 through March 22, 2013*.
PG Math
(March – May)

The PG Math program reinforces mathematics concepts taught in grades 5-10. By the Numbers: Math Connections in Newspapers, offers practical math applications for students using the newspaper in the classroom. Participating teachers will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from March 18 through May 24, 2013*. (There will be no delivery of printed newspapers on March 28, 29 and April 1, due to the Easter holiday.)
Safety Smarts
(April – May)

A top priority of parents, teachers and the community is keeping children safe. With that in mind, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette developed the Safety Smarts program for elementary students. The guide for this year, Playing it Safe, helps students in K-3 learn the do’s and don’ts of personal safety in a fun and entertaining format. Participants will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Sunday through Friday Post-Gazette from April 15 through May 24, 2013*.
PG Science
(April – May)

The PG Science program for grades 6-12 is based on the Wednesday Health & Science section. The supplement for the 2013 program, Science, the Environment & Geography, examines the influence of science in our daily lives. It includes topics such as technology, space exploration, wildlife, habitats, ecosystems, migration and world geography. Teachers who participate will receive 5 printed copies and 20 electronic editions of the Wednesday Post-Gazette from April 17 through May 17, 2013*.

* Teachers whose schools are located in areas that do not have delivery of the printed Post-Gazette will receive 25 electronic editions of the Post-Gazette for the duration of each program and have access to the curriculum guides.