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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:
UN admits role in Haiti cholera epidemic

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See what’s fresh in styles, accessories and electronic learning for the new school year

It's nearly time – or already time in some areas – to swap beach towels for class supplies, at least on weekdays. Malls and online shops feature new electronics, study aids, backpacks and fall fashions for back-to-school shoppers. Some vibrant b...

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Was tale dumb, disgraceful, or both?

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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:

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This week's word in the news: SUPERIMPOSE


To lay or place (something) on or over something else.

Harris praised the Clinton campaign's use of Snapchat, a youth-oriented social media platform that campaign staffers have used to troll Republican critics -- in one case using the app's face-swapping feature to superimpose on Trump the face of Ronald Reagan, who as California governor legalized abortion, as Trump declared that women should be punished for getting abortions.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 08/22/2016

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NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the engineering and technology helping athletes maximize their performance at the Olympic Games.

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

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Just how bad are the U.S. Army's accounting problems? Well, it tried to make its books seem balanced and had to fudge the numbers by trillions of dollars. Last year, the Pentagon's inspector general found the Army falsely adjusted its books by $6.5 trillion — without any receipts to back them up. For years, federal budget watchdogs have called for an audit of the Defense Department in hopes of shedding light on suspected areas of wasteful spending.

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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:
Narwhals - Sensitivity

How does a whale say 'ouch'?

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-- Aug 26, 2016

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