About NIE


The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, and the Merced Sun-Star’s News in Education (NIE) programs are dedicated to promoting literacy in our communities. Our goal is to educate, inform and inspire students by providing classroom teachers educational resources and learning opportunities that engage students. NIE encourages lifelong learning through the use of the electronic news and information services, and other community educational resources.

Our NIE programs provide e-Edition (digital newspaper) subscriptions to teachers, special projects based on important themes, lesson plans, and innovative activities relevant to students and teachers throughout our region. NIE has programs for all grade levels – from kindergarten through high school; as well as ESL and adult learners. As well, the NIE curriculum supports the Common Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA).

The e-Edition subscriptions are provided at no cost to schools and learning facilities, through generous donations made by community members, businesses and our subscribers.


Students can flip through the pages of the digital edition just like they were reading a printed copy of the day’s newspaper. Plus, the e-edition technology makes finding, reading and sharing articles fast and fun.

Search for articles by page number or keyword. Keyword searches return results from the past 30 editions.

Zoom in on articles and ads for easy reading. Adjust the font size and text format with the click of a mouse.

Print articles or full pages for use with classroom presentations when students are off-line.

Download the whole paper or individual sections, as PDF files, students can reference off-line without having to be on the Internet.

E-mail articles, pictures and ads to friends, family or teachers.

Cut and paste articles, advertisements, charts and pictures into presentations, documents or word processing files.


Student Familiarity: Using an e-Edition is easy; the navigation process resembles that of many websites. Most students are familiar with these tools and prefer digital formats.

Ecologically friendly: The e-edition uses fewer resources and less energy to produce and deliver. The current generation of students is environmentally savvy and wants to support "GREEN" programs.

State Standards: the e-Edition can help teachers meet state educational content standards by being used in conjunction with state curriculum guidelines.

Easy To Use: Search by Keywords then project or print what is applicable to your lesson plans. Each day’s edition is available for an entire week. Once placed online, student supplements and teacher guides are available all year.

Efficient: One order provides access to the daily e-Edition and education programs produced that year. Order verification letters are sent twice per year to confirm order and usage.