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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:
Mars lander crashes on planet surface

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This Weeks's lesson:

Election security: Mischief can't sway presidential vote outcome, officials insist

Campaign comments and federal finger-pointing at Russia over email hacking raise concerns about foreign meddling in next month's presidential voting process. Worries arise after the July release of nearly 20,000 hacked Democratic National Commit...

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Republicans split ranks over Trump

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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: REVELATION


Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.

The political committee behind Amendment 1 on solar energy has scrubbed from its social media platforms nearly every reference to the James Madison Institute after revelations that the group’s policy director bragged in a leaked audio recording that the utility industry is using the amendment to deceive the public into thinking it is a pro-solar initiative.
The Miami Herald -- 10/24/2016

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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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It sizzles and even bleeds like real meat, but this burger is entirely plant based. Impossible Foods, a venture partly funded by the world's richest man, Bill Gates, and Google Ventures, has developed a lab-grown burger that matches the texture, aroma, and flavor of real meat. "Our mission being to as much a possible to replace the current system of meat production with something that is much better for the world," said Patrick Brown, founder and CEO of Impossible Foods.

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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:
Lobsters - Courtship

From competition to cohabitation, the love life of lobsters!

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-- Oct 25, 2016

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