What is NIE?
Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing teachers access to the Austin American-Statesman for use in their classroom. The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.
NIE is a worldwide effort in which school textbooks and teacher materials are supplemented with the use of the local newspaper. This is accomplished everyday by providing a “living textbook” in a format that is less intimidating and more appealing to students.
The family of Arnaldo Rios, an autistic man in his 20s, is arguing police need better training to handle emergency situations involving those with mental disabilities. Nearly a week ago, a North Miami police officer shot Rios' caregiver, Charles Kinsey, in the leg after receiving a call about a man with a gun. It turns out the 911 caller mistook Rios' toy truck for a weapon. Cell phone video from the scene shows Kinsey lying down next to Rios with his hands up and yelling to officers about Rios' condition.
The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.