NIE & Kid Scoop

The mission of Kid Scoop is to enable children to express their basic desire to know about, and become active participants in their local community.

Kid Scoop enlists the active use of newspapers like the Capital Press in the classroom to accomplish its mission. The program features an in-paper section for and by children, as well as a unique team approach that involves newspapers, schools, and community supporters.

This team approach provides children with the powerful message that their community is committed to helping each of them become an informed and involved citizen.

NIE Teachers

Find new ideas to use the newspaper to teach across the curriculum. Lesson ideas for both print and e-edition newspapers! Learn More

NIE Parents

Tips for helping your child succeed in school and life, fun educational activities, recipes, crafts, book reviews and more. Learn More

NIE Kids

A multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, online learning games, comprehension and vocabulary activities, video, web-quest resources, family involvement activities and more! Learn More

NIE Activity Pages

Weekly Downloadable Activity Pages. Just download and print. They are standards-based, skill developing, hands-on minds-on learning fun! Learn More

NIE Lesson Library

Lessons Ideas for using the e-edition and print edition of the newspaper in the classroom. Learn More

NIE Next Scoop

Learn what's featured on the Kid Scoop page in the coming weeks. Learn More

NIE Writing Corner

Kid Scoop offers a weekly writing prompt that gives young people an opportunity to be published in their local Kid Scoop-supported newspaper. Learn More

NIE Puzzle Answers

Find the Answers to the puzzles on each week's Kid Scoop page. Learn More

NIE How To Draw

Kid Scoop's own artist, Jeff Schinkel, shows you how to draw things with step-by-step directions. Learn More

NIE Just Plain Weird

Strange stories and amazing facts from Kid Scoop! Learn More