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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.


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Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

This Weeks's lesson:
Bomb threat empties schools across Canada’s Prince Edward Island

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This Weeks's lesson:

Face-to-face: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar Monday in the first of three debates

Millions of TV viewers will watch 90 minutes of high-stakes drama Monday night as the Democratic woman and Republican man running for president meet on a debate stage in the first of three fall debates. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will answ...

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This Weeks's lesson:

Health becomes a campaign issue

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

 Elementary (K-4)
 Middle (5-8)
 Secondary (9-12)

This week's word in the news: SKYROCKETING


To rise rapidly and suddenly.

The Bay Area’s wages are getting higher, far outpacing most of the country, but more residents are finding their paychecks can’t keep up with the region’s skyrocketing cost of living.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 09/26/2016

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 Middle School
 High School

Think you know football? Ok, what's a prolate spheroid? This 10-part video series focuses on the science behind NFL football.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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The wage gap between black people and white people has stretched a lot over the past 40 years. The wage gap is at 26.7 percent. And a new study says that's with all things equal, including education, experience and location. In 1979, the gap was just 18 percent. The primary reason? Racial discrimination in the job market.

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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.

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This Weeks's lesson:
Madagascar's RR: Plants Rescue

Madagascar scientists found plants that were a low-cost solution for stabilizing hillsides.

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-- Sep 28, 2016

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