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Written by Darci Tomky   
Newspapers can be used to check last weekend’s sports scores, to scope out the hottest sales in town or to keep up with the latest business trends. But how often are newspapers used for education?

Recent research by Newspaper Association of America found that, on average, students who use the newspaper in school scored 10 percent better on standardized reading tests than students who did not use the newspaper.

Bridging the gap between school and the world outside the classroom, newspapers are living textbooks. They help broaden students’ community and global perspectives while transforming youth into interested, active citizens.

In celebration of Newspaper in Education Week March 7-11, The Holyoke Enterprise is giving Holyoke students the chance to get involved with their local newspaper.

This spring, students are not only reading the newspaper, they are also getting a first-hand look at how to be reporters themselves!

Enterprise staff kicked off the week with a presentation to the TV Production classes at HHS, teaching students the ABCs of newspaper writing. Students now get the unique opportunity to try their hand at writing their own feature articles.

More workshops will be held in elementary, junior high and high school classrooms in the next several weeks.

Watch upcoming editions as the Enterprise gives readers a taste of the top-notch work created by these up-and-coming writers. Just look for the Newspaper in Education logo!