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Stop the presses! Summer vacation has arrived. Summer is a great time to relax, get in some extra exercise and fun and keep your brain active. There is no better way to exercise your mind than by reading. The Tampa BayTimes Newspaper in Education (NIE) staff wants to help motivate you. With the help of our generous sponsor the Tampa Bay Rays and our partnership with the libraries in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties, NIE will help you keep your brain cells active this summer while having a great time and winning some cool prizes.
Hernando County Library System
Polk County Library Cooperative
Summer Time reading discount
This summer, families and school district employees can subscribe to the 13/13 NIE program: 13 weeks of the Times, for $13. New subscribers to the Times can take advantage of this program by calling 1-800-888-7012 during normal hours of operation: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 6-11 a.m., Sunday 7-11 a.m. Ask for special offer code NIE2250. You also can subscribe at tampabay.com/special offer.
Sure our summer reader program is fun for kids, but here is the best reason to participate: Research has shown that student performance on standardized tests is improved by using the newspaper as a reading resource and that the combined use of the newspaper in school and at home brings an even greater increase in test scores. We know that children learn best when parents are interested and involved in their education.
Many parents have found that using the newspaper is an easy, enjoyable way to read, talk and think together with their children. Seeing a parent read the newspaper every day motivates a child to want to do the same – read and learn.
Check out the following Web sites for helpful parent tips:
Department of Education - http://ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html
Are you looking for a creative way to charge up your summer school classroom? If so, you may want to check out the electronic edition of the Tampa Bay Times for your classroom. Join the thousands of
Students love computers, and now they can learn with the Tampa Bay Times, just as it appears in the printed edition, from the convenience of their computer in school and at home. Teachers - simply sign up for the e-Edition and you’ll have daily access to an electronic version of the newspaper. You will be saving trees, avoiding newspaper pileup and making learning more interactive and exciting for your students.
The e-Edition is an exact digital replica of the printed paper. Plus, you have online access to NIE curricula,Tampa Bay Times archive, e-mail notification by key word and the ability to keep your students’ interests.
Reading increases vocabulary, writing skills and knowledge of the world around us. What better way to
For information about how to receive your free classroom subscription to the Times and accompanying teaching materials, call 727-893-8138 or 800-333-7505, ext. 8138 or visit tampabay.com/nie
To order copies of the Times for your summer school class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.