About NIE

Newspapers support learning in so many ways!

The Charlotte Observer's News in Education program is available for your classroom right now, free of charge! Instead of receiving printed copies of The Charlotte Observer, your students can have online access to the newspaper and all of its regular content seven days a week, 24 hours a day via an electronic edition subscription.

NIE is a cooperative effort of newspapers working with local schools to encourage literacy and learning through using the newspaper in the classroom. NIE activity guides help teachers use the newspaper to enhance their lessons and meet state standards. Special supplements and training opportunities are also available. NIE is available to elementary, middle and high schools and can be integrated into every subject area (ie. math, science, language arts, history, music, etc.)

Classroom newspaper subscriptions are sponsored by local businesses, organizations, and individual donations.

To find out how to participate in the program, contact the NIE Manager at 919-829-8921 or nie@charlotteobserver.com.

The Charlotte Observer's NIE program is:

Educational  Your News in Education subscription includes access to free educational content, such as online lesson plans and educational links.
Convenient  Get the paper anywhere you have a computer and Internet access, anytime of the day or night. The paper is available by 4:00am each morning.
Easy to Read  See the paper exactly as it appears in print. Skim headlines and sections. When you want to read an article, click the headline for an enlarged view or use full-screen viewing for easy reading.
Accessible Anywhere  Use the e-edition in the classroom, media center, local library, outside on iPads, at home, or anywhere else with an internet connection or wifi and you won’t have to locate, lift, carry, recycle or dispose of daily bundles of the paper.
Easy to Search and Share  Search by key words and project/print what’s applicable to your lesson plans. Once student supplements and teacher guides are put online, they’re available to download, print and share.
Current  The Observer serves as a "living textbooks," reporting history as it happens and creating interest in current events through eye catching photos and engaging copy that will improve students' knowledge of the world we live in and their critical thinking skills.