What is NIE?

NIE is a cooperative effort of publishers and thousands of schools in the United States where newspapers are used as a tool of instruction. For our part, The Day has provided over 60,000 newspapers to New London County classrooms each year, thanks to the generosity of our business sponsors and thousands of subscribers who donate their vacation copies to NIE.

The Day provides a 100% Digital Newspaper in Education program which includes:

— In-school access to The Day's electronic edition (e-paper) and app for every student and teacher participant -Free access to over 300 instructional resources

— Core curriculum resources for Language Arts, Math, Science, Civics, etc.

— Curriculum enhancements for Arts & Music, Black History, ESL & Spanish Bilingual, Health & Nutrition, and over twenty other topics

The Day's Newspaper in Education (NIE) program provides students in our region with digital newspapers and curriculum to use as additional learning tools within the classroom environment.

NIE is a unique way for schools, businesses, and the local newspaper to work together in a partnership that benefits all of us.

Enroll your classroom


Individual contributions

Every dollar helps! The NIE program supports literacy and provides countless resources for area teachers and students. Consider making an individual donation to partner with us as we stand together to support the next generation of readers.

  • Checks are payable to The Day Publishing Company, ATTN: NIE, P.O. Box 1231, New London, CT 06320.
  • In addition, individuals can contribute to NIE through cash donations of any dollar amount to help support a classroom, local school, or many schools.

Or, support education when you go on vacation, with the click of a button! Choose “Donate to Newspapers in Education” when processing your vacation hold request at home.theday.com. Or, before you go on vacation, call The Day's Customer Service Center and donate your stopped papers to the NIE program. The Customer Service Center can be reached at (866) 846-9099. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday-holidays from 7 a.m. to noon.

Business, Corporation & Foundation Sponsorships

Make a tax-deductible donation by considering one of the NIE sponsorship levels listed below that will enable electronic copies of the newspaper to classrooms that otherwise could not afford this excellent teaching tool. NIE sponsorship is an inexpensive way to increase visibility and awareness in the community. As a sponsor, your business is recognized for participating in a program that enhances education and literacy in your community. Students, teachers, parents and our readers are exposed to the program and your role in making NIE possible to children and teachers.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • 1 classroom $108/yr
  • 5 classrooms $540/yr
  • 10 classrooms $1,080/yr
  • 20 classrooms $2,160/yr


The Day's NIE Program

How do I enroll my classroom?

To enroll your classroom, simply fill out and complete the classroom participation form.

Each teacher receives a license to be shared among all students in the classroom.

Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive instructions for accessing all resources of The Day's NIE program, including the The Day's e-paper and app. The e-paper allows users to download, print, email, and share stories via social media; stories may be bookmarked and/or clipped for lesson planning; and stories may be downloaded as podcasts for oral learning.

All program costs are 100% fully-funded by The Day's Newspaper in Education sponsors.

Additional Resources

Kid Scoop logo


Looking for ideas? The Kid Scoop website is full of lessons and ideas. Read this week's E-scoop, and a lesson in the NIE library, check the writing corner schedule and browse their webliography.

Check out kidscoop.com today!

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Libraries bring you the world. Did you know there are more than 117,000 libraries in the United States? In addition to public libraries in almost every community, there are thousands of libraries in schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, law firms, businesses, the armed forces and more!

On ALA.org, you will find a variety of resources created by librarians and ALA staff to educate, inform and entertain children, teens, adults and families. Whether you are looking for the latest must-have books and periodicals for your library, or the most dynamic posters, bookmarks and promotions, the American Library Association is your number one choice for these resources.

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Vocabulary.com helps elementary, middle and high school students expand their English vocabulary in a fun way with interactive word puzzles. The goal is to immerse participants in the joy of discovering and learning new words and their relationship to one another. The site's motto: Educational stimulation and fun.

The site uses original comic strips and interactive word puzzles to expand students' vocabulary. Exercises are led by "deans" like cartoon characters "Cinny Nym" and "Dick Shinary." The site also features vocabulary lists found in 26 classic books like "The Catcher in the Rye" and "The Joy Luck Club."

Contact Us

For NIE program information, please contact:

Jaclyn Nardone, Marketing Manager at j.nardone@theday.com.