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The Boston Globe's All-New
News in Education

We're giving education a local angle.

Introducing The Boston Globe's News in Education, a new and improved version of the Globe's local education program that provides digital subscriptions, classroom lessons and educational materials at no cost to teachers and students through the generosity of Vacation Donation contributors, private donors and corporate sponsors. Through its Vacation Donation program, the Globe has been an educational partner with schools throughout New England for more than 30 years.

The Globe's new NIE program has something for everyone. Teachers can download lessons developed by local teachers that use Globe articles and follow Massachusetts Common Core State Standards. NIE also offers lots of fun activities for classroom instruction, from cartoons and videos to news quizzes and webcasts.

What's new:

NIE Special Report

Back by popular demand: Writers Speak to Kids

Read More!

Big Bang - The Beginning

When the universe was born, there was more light than matter.

Listen here!


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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for a special two-day workshop on Using The Boston Globe to Meet Common Core Standards in Your Classroom taught by Jane Skelton, Ph.D. Scheduled for Aug. 13 and 14, the workshop is free, but space is limited to 25 teachers. Email christine.casatelli@globe.com for more information.

Students can access the Globe's daily e-Paper and BostonGlobe.com articles and archives 24/7 for research and assignments. Families can use NIE resources to help guide discussions on current events and reinforce their children's classroom lessons at home. Follow us on Twitter @BostonGlobeNIE. Got some suggestions or comments? Let us know!