Welcome to the National Elementary School Press Association!
Welcome to the National Elementary School Press Association!
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About NESPA

The National Elementary Schools Press Association is an organization dedicated to helping elementary and middle schools start new and improve existing class and school newspapers. The association serves as a clearinghouse for schools interested in sharing information and newspapers with member schools from coast to coast

NESPA was founded in 1994 at Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC, by Mark Levin. Mark continues to serve as the association’s managing director. In 2011, the organization was transferred to the University of Alabama’s department of journalism and the Alabama Scholastic Press Association. Meredith Cummings, MJE took over as Executive Director. Click here to learn more about NESPA’s move.

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Online Member Newspapers
April 8, 2017
The Oakdale Eagle Oakdale Elementary School Tuscaloosa, Alabama Fall 2012 The Magnet Express Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School Tuscaloosa, Alabama Spring 2012 Fall
Magnet Express comes to town!
Magnet Express comes to town!
April 8, 2017
Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, published its Spring 2016 issue of the Magnet Express this month as the semester started to wind down. Through its partnership wit
Look at this elementary school newspaper from New Jersey!
Look at this elementary school newspaper from New Jersey!
April 8, 2017
Check out The Spark, the elementary student newspaper from the Lower School at Golda Och Academy, a Jewish day school in West Orange, New Jersey. Science and outdoor education teacher Rebecc
Check out this new elementary school newspaper from Rhode Island
Check out this new elementary school newspaper from Rhode Island
April 8, 2017
Last year, B.F. Norton Elementary School in Cumberland, Rhode Island, got its first school newspaper, The Norton News. Adviser Jennifer Bernardo was proud to report that said she and her sta
Check out this awesome elementary school newspaper from Massachusetts!
Check out this awesome elementary school newspaper from Massachusetts!
April 8, 2017
The BSE Flow is the student-run newspaper of the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School community in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. This self-funded publication is still independent, despite
Check out our list of helpful handouts for teaching journalism
Check out our list of helpful handouts for teaching journalism
January 31, 2016
NESPA is proud to provide elementary and middle school journalism teachers and advisers with some of our favorite handouts and worksheets. Feel free to view and use the documents in the gall