About NIE

About Newspapers in Education

Newspapers In Education (NIE) promotes learning and literacy by providing electronic newspapers with sponsored curriculum to teachers and students throughout Washington state and beyond. NIE’s award-winning program supports classrooms from kindergarten through college with daily emailed lesson plans, engaging in-paper content, weekly serial stories and award-winning curricula that meets Common Core and Washington State K–12 Learning Standards. NIE also offers relevant, real-world learning opportunities, trainings and workshops for educators.

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NIE Engages Students


Using the Newspapers In Education program brings the world into the classroom. Any teacher can use the newspaper as a textbook and teach every skill from the news.”

Lillian Brinkley
Past president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and current principal of Willard Model School, Norfolk, Va.

My students use the newspaper articles to learn close reading skills aligned with the Common Core State Standards. They have become more critical readers of all texts and critical consumers of information through access to these materials.”

Heather Shainin
Island View Elementary, Anacortes

My students are presented with editorials and select news articles for real-world writing strategy analysis, editorial/persuasive writing exposure, and highlighting parts of speech for grammar reinforcement. STAR Reading class average now exceeds 1.6 years of growth within a 5-month period and most can identify all foundational parts of speech due to cooperative analysis of newsprint.”

Eric J. Roloff
All Saints Catholic School, Puyallup

Using the NIE newspaper access and lesson plans, we engaged in a discussion about the importance of respecting other cultures when choosing Halloween costumes. It was not something the students had thought about before, but using real-life examples and current news sources prompted them to think globally rather than personally.”

Bailey Graham
Queen of Angels School, Port Angeles


How do I sign up for NIE?

Click the “Register for NIE” button above or on the home page of nie.seattletimes.com.

What do I get?

When you sign up for NIE, you get free access to the NIE Print Replica of The Seattle Times, plus engaging, original NIE content, weekly lesson plans and curriculum guides to help incorporate today’s news into your classroom.

Is it really free?

Yes! The Seattle Times offers the NIE program for free with support from business and community sponsorships. If you know of an organization that might be interested in sponsoring an NIE program, please ask them to contact NIE at 206.652.6290 or nie@seattletimes.com.

I just registered for NIE. What happens next?

You will receive an email that will prompt you to activate your NIE Print Replica account by creating a user ID and password. You will also receive a welcome packet by mail.

Help! I forgot my username or password.

Reset your password, retrieve your username, or contact us for help at nie@seattletimes.com or 206.652.6290.

How do I get my free curriculum guides/lesson plans?

Lesson plans are delivered straight to your inbox each day and both curriculum guides and lesson plans can be viewed on our Classroom Materials page.

How do I access the NIE Print Replica of The Seattle Times?

Click “Login” at the top right corner of this page or on any page of nie.seattletimes.com. Then, sign in with your user ID and password when prompted.

Is the NIE Print Replica of The Seattle Times the same as seattletimes.com?

No. The NIE Print Replica is a digital copy of the printed newspaper, with the same news, features, graphics and layout.

I’m new to NIE. Is there help for me?

Yes! NIE will come to your school to show you new ways to incorporate today’s news into your curriculum. Contact us to set up a school visit or teacher training and to learn about our workshops spotlighting literacy, journalism, science, current events, life skills and more. Clock hours are available for most workshops.

How can I support NIE?

Sponsor a program, adopt a classroom or make a donation to help keep NIE’s award-winning program available to teachers and students at no charge. To learn more, visit our Support NIE page or contact NIE at 206.652.6290 or nie@seattletimes.com.