Newspapers in Education

The Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader supplies free newspapers to classrooms all over Jefferson County so teachers can use the paper to engage students on a wide range of topics. Current events, citizenship and how democracy works are just a few of the areas where newspapers can be an invaluable resource in the classroom.

Our Newspapers in Education program is supported by generous sponsors and individuals throughout the community who agree newspapers can play an important role by connecting students to the issues and events taking place in their community.

In addition to delivering newspapers to classrooms, The Leader offers teachers free lesson plans and student resources to show how newspapers can be used in classes. Staff members of The Leader also are available for special classroom visits to discuss the newspaper's role in the community.

For more information on our program, call (360)385-2900 or e-mail

For more information, visit the Newspapers in Education Institute website,