We understand that school budgets are tighter than ever and funding is sometimes hard to come by. Because we along with our subscribers and the local business community firmly believe that The Post and Courier is an valuable educational tool, we offer a grants program for teachers and schools in greatest need.
If you would like to request a partial or full grant to cover the cost of a digital subscription to The Post and Courier you must first submit a Grant Request Letter. We require that a Grant Request Letter be on file for all teachers who receive newspapers covered by a grant. You may email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your name, school, grade and subject area and any specific financial hardships such as title one school of 50% or greater free and reduced lunch. Principals may submit one letter on behalf of the all the teachers in the schools.
Please note: We provide digital subscriptions for educational use in the classroom. Digital subscription passwords may not be shared with students.
Research and Teacher Assessment
We know that MIE works, but don't just listen to us!
Measuring Success, a 2003 study sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America, provided hard data for the first time about the impact of mie on our students. The study focused on 22 newspapers in nine states, observing MIE and standardized test data for the two consecutive years. The results in test scores were amazing:
Schools with few low-income/minority students:Elementary 3% better with MIE
Middle 10% better with MIE
Secondary 7% better with MIE
Schools with a high level of low-income/minority students:Elementary 4% better with MIE
Middle 13% better with mie
Secondary 9% better with MIE
Middle Schools with high minority populations:High intensity/penetration of MIE 29% increase
Low intensity/penetration of MIE 6% increase
For feedback closer to home, each year we survey our MIE educators to find out what worked and what didn't, what we should maintain and what we should amend.
Lowcountry teachers are our eyes and our ears and their comments are invaluable to us.
Our teachers' responses were overwhelming
Was the use of The Post and Courier helpful in reaching S.C. Educational Standards in your classroom?
Their response: Yes! (93%)
"I love using the paper! Kids like it too! They get into the activity and don't even realize they're working on skills!"
"I can tie the newspaper articles, ads and classifieds directly to state standards."
"The use of The Post and Courier allows me to tie in specific, real-world examples of the principles outlined in the state standards."
"Any 'real' reading they can do is wonderful. Learning to read for information is so important as they get older. The newspaper offers hundreds of opportunities!"