Newspapers in Education is a program that supports literacy education in Prince Edward Island through the use of newspapers in classrooms, special projects and events. This inexpensive and always up-to-date text can be used for any grade level or subject area. The newspaper gives students a daily lesson in geography, economics, math, technology, science and social studies. It provides real life and real time lessons from right in their own backyard; or can take students around the world
Newspapers in the classroom are just one part of the NIE program. We provide teachers at all levels, from kindergarten to adult education, with the tools to provide new ideas and programs that they can use in the classroom. Most importantly, NIE programs have been proven to improve reading and writing skills. Young people who read the newspaper regularly are more likely to vote, volunteer and engage in community expression.
The Guardian’s NIE program has placed over 400,000 newspapers into Prince Edward Island schools since 2006.
“Education is a shared responsibility. The Guardian’s Newspapers in Education program is an excellent example of corporate citizenship used to support learning in our schools, and in a larger sense, literacy and learning across a lifetime.”
- Carrie St. Jean, former president of the P.E.I Teachers' Federation
For more information, questions, or comments about NIE and related programs, please contact:
Newspapers In Education Co-ordinator
The Guardian | Journal Pioneer
165 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PE
902-629-6866 | 902-213-1357