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What is NIE?

Newspapers in Education (NIE) is an exciting interactive program that engages students in learning by providing them with daily access to the Austin American-Statesman . NIE is a worldwide effort in which school textbooks and teaching materials are supplemented with the use of the local newspaper.

The NIE program is designed to make reading newspapers a fun and beneficial learning experience.

This is accomplished everyday by providing a "living textbook" in a format that is less intimidating and more appealing to students.

Contact Us

Let us hear from you. Your questions, comments and ideas are always welcome.

E-mail Address nie@statesman.com

Telephone
(512) 445-3591

Don't forget to check our FAQ section for quick answers about our program!

What's new:

NIE Special Report

Back by popular demand: Writers Speak to Kids

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Kaqchikel - Philosophy

In a Guatemalan school, teachers strive to educate children of their Kaqchikel heritage.

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


Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads to fight obesity

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


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

Get This Week in History

The Green Room: Conservation for the Classroom offers lessons from the National Wildlife Federation to educate and inspire people to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat

Click here to view lessons

Today's word: fracking
Definition: An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.
NASA's Space Place is a monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students
View this Month's lesson

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