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NIE Package descriptions:

Print options:

School year classroom set
Do you need a class set of newspapers for one or more days of the week? This subscription allows you to order up to 35 newspapers delivered on the same weekday(s) for the entire school year. For example, if you want 25 papers delivered every Monday, this option works best for you. The cost is $60 per delivery day for the full school year. If multiple weekdays are selected, then the rate is calculated as 60 times the number of weekdays. So if you'd like 15 newspapers delivered every Tuesday and Thursday, your total cost would be $120 ($60 x 2) for the entire school year. You may order papers for one, two, three, four or five days a week (Monday through Friday only). Digital access is not included with this order.

Semester classroom set If you would like a class set of newspapers for one semester, this is the option for you. For example, if you want 30 papers delivered every Thursday during the second semester only, this option works best for you. The cost is $30 per delivery day for one semester (September-December or January-June) and you may order up to 35 copies per day. If multiple weekdays are selected, then the rate is calculated as 30 times the number of weekdays. So if you'd like 25 newspapers delivered every Tuesday and Thursday, your total cost would be $60 (30 x 2) for the semester. You may order papers for one, two, three, four or five days a week (Monday through Friday only). Digital access is not included with this order.

5-a-day reading package Do you want newspapers delivered every day, but don't need an entire class set? If so, this is option best suits your needs. By subscribing to the 5-a-day reading package, you will receive five newspapers every school day for the entire school year. The cost is $50. Digital access is not included with this order.

Newspaper unit Would you like to sample having the newspaper in your classroom? Or are your students creating a newspaper as a class project? The newspaper unit subscription will deliver a class set of newspapers to you for five days. These days may be consecutive (Monday through Friday for one week), or you may receive them as needed (e.g. every Monday for five weeks). You decide what will work best for your classroom. You may order up to 35 copies per day and the cost is $10. Digital access is not included with this order.

Digital option:

School-wide digital access Are you addicted to your smartboard? Do you use iPads or other tablets regularly in your classroom? Do your students frequently use computers? If so, then our digital package is for you. This subscription allows all web-enabled devices at your school to access our three digital formats: Fredericksburg.com covers breaking news in and around the Fredericksburg area, Freelancestar.com is our tablet version of the daily newspaper, and the e-edition is a pdf copy of the daily print newspaper that works well on whiteboards and is archived back to 2008. Once you've subscribed to this package, every computer, tablet or other web-enabled device at your school will be able to access these digital platforms every day of the school year. The yearly cost is $50 for elementary schools and $75 for middle and high schools. This package may also run concurrently with any of the print packages.