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Want Another Teacher's Aide?

Call the Newspaper in Education office at 303-776-2244 ext. 338 and ask to set up a quick session for you and/or others at your school to see how these newspapers, curriculum materials, and lesson ideas mesh with what you're already planning to teach. It's free, comes with great goodies, and can be scheduled for your convenience.

  • Papers are delivered early mornings for same day use.
  • Materials are available to all teachers.
  • Free of charge to educators!
  • Sponsors are secured by the Daily Times-Call.
  • SIGN UP NOW to assure paid sponsorship!
  • Contact Cindy Piller- NIE Coordinator.

How and Why to Use Newspapers in Your Classroom

A just-released study involving cities in 9 states (including those in Colorado) linked with local and state reading tests reinforces findings from two other recent studies in Minnesota and Texas. Combine that with your opportunity to utilize free resources from our national-award winning Newspaper in Education program. This spring the Daily Times-Call's program received First Place in General Excellence for papers with a circulation of 15,000 - 49,999 and an additional award for collaborative projects. For more information about the program, and how you can receive these materials, contact Cindy Piller, who has worked all summer long to get things ready for you. Call 303-776-2244 ext. 338 or email

Research Findings in Brief

* For all students there was a 10% increase in test scores for those who used newspapers compared to those who did not.

*In all cases the more newspapers that were used throughout the year (the intensity of use), the greater the gain in test scores.

* In all cases the greatest increase was gained by middle school students.

* In schools that were high in low-income, non-English speaking, or minority students, the increase in test scores for the newspaper group was as much as 29%.

Newspaper in Education does lead to an increase in test scores. The more newspapers used, the greater the increase, and the greatest increase
was with minority or disadvantaged students.

What Teachers Say:

  • schoolGirl"The papers are great and very helpful.”
  • "I would like to have the Earth Week tabs and newspapers"
  • "Really appreciate this support.!"
  • "Everything in the Teacher Guides was very well organized and easily reproducible.... I plan on using more of these newspaper activities next year."
  • "My students enjoy reading the paper on Friday, and your lessons plans really make this time a valuable learning experience."
  • "The serialized stories are a great service. I’m interested in using more. Thanks for this great service."
  • "The “Monkey King” series was EXCELLENT! The kids loved it, and when we missed reading it, they were sooo upset! I hope you have something similar for next year."
  • "I made good use of your Newspaper in Education teacher's guide to work on constructed responses for CSAP preparation. Thank you!"
  • "Can we increase the number of papers we order for next year?"
  • "Pigskin Geography material is excellent. Thank you!"
  • "I’d like to use the Olympics program this next year."
  • "Thanks so much – Kid Scoop is great!"

Participating Schools

Alicia Sanchez Elementary
Angevine Middle School
Arapahoe Campus
Arapahoe Ridge
Berthoud Elementary
Berthoud High School
Burlington Elementary
Career Development Center
Casey Middle School
Centaurus High School
Centennial Middle School
Central Elementary
Chinook Alternative
Clearview Alternative
Columbine Elementary
Crest View Elementary
Douglass Elementary
Eagle Crest Elementary
Eisenhower Elementary
Eldorado K-8

Erie Elementary
Erie Middle/High School
Fairview High School
Faith Baptist School
Fall River Elementary
Fireside Elementary
Frederick Elementary
Front Range Community College
Prairie Ridge Elementary
Frederick Middle School
Frederick High School
Halycyon School
Heritage Middle School
Hygiene Elementary
Indian Peaks Elementary
Kohl Elementary
Loma Linda Elementary
Longmont Christian School
Longmont Estates Elementary

Longmont High School
Longs Peak Middle School
Louisville Middle School
Lyons Elementary
Lyons Middle/High School
Masters Hand Academy
Mead Elementary
Mead Middle School
Mesa Elementary
Messiah Lutheran School
Mountain View Elementary
Niwot Elementary
Niwot High School
Northridge Elementary
Olde Columbine
Pioneer Elementary
Platt Middle School
Prairie Ridge Elementary
Rocky Mountain Christian
Rocky Mountian Elementry
Silver Creek Middle/High
Skyline High School
Spangler Elementary
St. John the Baptist Catholic    School
Summit Adolescent
Summit Middle School
Sunset Middle School
Superior Elementary
St. Vrain Valley Adult Education    Program
SVVSD Media Center
Twin Peaks Charter
Ute Creek Charter
Washington Elementary
Weld County High School    Diploma Program
Westview Middle School