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TPA NIE Curriculum

A user name and password are needed to access the NIE Curriculum. Click here to access the file.Or, contact the TPA office at (865) 584-5761 for access codes.

NIE Funding

Grants to Support Newspaper In Education Programs at Tennessee Newspapers

The Tennessee Press Association Foundation (TPAF) gives Newspaper In Education donors and potential donors a choice in making contributions to fund classroom newspapers for schools serviced by TPA-member newspapers.

Donors have the option of sending their gift to the Tennessee Press Association Foundation or sending their checks directly to a specific newspaper. Using the Foundation as the recipient of gifts may allow individuals, corporations and foundations to deduct their donations as a charitable contribution.

Here’s how the program works:
1. The donor must complete the contributor’s form PDF file containing all information about the donation, including the newspaper NIE program(s) designated to receive the donation and send the form and donation to TPAF.
2. The Tennessee Press Association Foundation will send a check for the full amount to the designated newspaper’s NIE program.
3. The Tennessee Press Association Foundation will confirm receipt of donations. Both donors and designated newspaper NIE programs will receive confirmations from the Foundation.
For more information about providing grants to support Newspaper In Education programs, contact the Tennessee Press Association Foundation at (865) 584-5761.

TPAF Newspaper in Education (NIE) funding form PDF file


NIE Resources 

TPA NIE/Literacy Committee
Chairman: Lu Shep Baldwin, Jones Media, Inc. (423) 745-5664

Kid Scoop offers free ‘Germ Patrol’ page to newspapers
The page focuses on the importance of regular hand washing, explains how germs and bacteria are spread and how infections attack healthy cells in the body. This information is presented with engaging, standards-based educational activities and enhanced with follow-up material and related links. Kid Scoop Special Edition

NASA for educators
Free NASA Column for newspapers 

Short monthly columns provided by NASA’s award-winning Space Place outreach program give newspaper editors a no-cost source of accurate, up-to-date, and highly readable information for their youngest readers. The columns are offered free of charge. But editors are asked to send in a tearsheet each time an article is used. If you would like to receive this monthly column for use in your publication, please contact Nancy Leon at or 818.354.1067. 

Newspaper Association of America
The Foundation provides resources and training to newspapers and educators on using newspapers in schools; helps newspapers develop strategic plans for promoting and marketing their NIE services; and represents newspapers with a broad variety of educational partners. NAA Foundation has also compiled a list of NIE sites from across the country and around the world. 

NIE Guide for Community Newspapers
Guide created by the NAA Foundation. 

NIE Institute
This is a subscription-based service.


Use the News Foundation
Provides teacher guides
A free site that allows students at high-elem., junior high and high school levels, teachers and life-long learners to acquire and retain vocabulary. Each free session has three levels. Each level has 3 puzzles with 12 words each (36 total words in a session) and contains seven (7) additional activities/exercises that help develop vocabulary. It is continuously updated.