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About NIE

Teachers, give your students the world at their fingertips, at no cost to you!

Winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, the Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) provides the best journalism in South Florida. MHMC's NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program strives to promote literacy through readership, at no cost to participating classroom teachers.

Today's students want immediate news and entertainment in a digitized format using the latest software, and that's what NIE offers, with complete access to the Miami Herald Digital Newspaper and other resources. For Spanish lessons, teachers turn to the award-winning el Nuevo Herald - one of our nation's premier Spanish-language newspapers.

NIE provides subject-specific lesson plans for every grade level that are compatible with the Florida Standards.

Our NewsMedia in Education (NIE) program is entirely funded through subscriber donations and sponsorships from advertisers. Access to the digital newspaper as well as any printed themed sections are freely available to all Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County school teachers who request it.

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Why educators use the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald in the classroom.

  • Service to the NIE Website is available 24/7, wherever there is Internet connection!
  • The digital newspaper engages the student and the world, and creates a master reader.
  • Serves as an excellent source of vocabulary development and language acquisition.
  • Provides an infusion of sentence structure, figurative language and stresses critical & analytical thinking.

Weekly Lessons (updated every Monday)

Use the Miami Herald to spark classroom discussions.
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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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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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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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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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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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Republicans split ranks over Trump

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

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