Teachers, as well as parents of homeschoolers, digital learners, and e-schoolers, can request a Hernando Sun newspaper for each of their students free of charge. Teachers can request a newspaper for every student since we encourage them to have the students take the newspapers home after using them in a lesson. We also understand that with the threat of COVID-19 many teachers do not want to reuse newspapers with different classes and we encourage them not to.
The newspapers are provided free of charge via a 501c3 program called Newspapers in Education. The Hernando Sun receives generous donations that allow us to provide the newspapers free of charge to expand students' reading experiences. In today's world with the onslaught of screen time, unplugging and reading a newspaper or book can provide unexpected joy.
Not only do you receive a free newspaper, but you also can receive a teacher's guide with ideas on lessons that can be incorporated with that week's newspaper. The teacher's guide contains ideas that are geared to students from elementary to high school.
The Hernando Sun newspaper is a member of Florida Press Education Services (FPES). We work closely with FPES to enhance our offerings for classroom newspapers and associated curriculum.