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NYT goes free for high school students, teachers

NYT goes free for high school students, teachers
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The New York Times says it will offer U.S. high school students and teachers free digital subscriptions to the Times's content through next year.

An announcement on the Times's website states that the program is open to teachers employed at recognized U.S. high schools and allows them to invite their students to receive unlimited free access to articles, videos, and learning content on the Times's website. Parents of homeschooled children are not eligible to participate.

The free subscriptions will last through Sept. 1, 2021, and students must ask their school administrators or teachers to register for the program before receiving access. Students participating must also be aged 13 or older.

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The program is part of a partnership between the Times and Verizon, which earlier this year launched a pilot program granting free access to the Times's site between April 6 and July 6.

"Our partnership is grounded in the belief that quality journalism can support student learning during these turbulent and uncertain times," reads the Times's website. "By working with global industry partners like Verizon, we are able to help bridge the gap between technology and storytelling."

A request for clarification from the Times on when the program went into effect was not immediately returned.