Welcome to News In Education for the Fall / Spring 2014 - 2015 school year. We pack this website with exciting, skills-building activities, games, puzzles and more, updated weekly. Visit every day for something new and interesting to share with students; invite parents to take a look, too. NIE is where enthusiasm for learning grows!
To register your class, click on the tab above and enter the information requested. Then select the newspaper you want your students to access and you will receive a user name and password to share with your class.
We also invite you to visit the Celebrate New Jersey website for more inspiring ways to lead your students to a better understanding and appreciation of the state they call home: www.celebratenj.org
■Earn continuing education credits. Schedule a free News in Education Workshop at your school. Teachers who attend earn three continuing ed credits. For information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-775-6906.
What is NIE?
News in Education is a nationwide program started in 1966, under which newspapers act as a supplement to the usual textbooks and teaching materials.
The Star-Ledger and The Times News in Education programs provide teachers with innovative and versatile teaching resources linked to the information, people and events making news today. Students and teachers alike discover a wealth of new ideas that make learning interesting and fun while reinforcing reading and writing proficiency, as well as science, math and other vital academic and life skills. News in Education offers a variety of materials and curriculums to support the classroom experience.
The Star-Ledger and The Times, through the News in Education (NIE) program, are dedicated to the promotion of literacy in accordance with New Jersey state-mandated education standards. NIE fosters a learning environment that serves to inform, involve and inspire students in the development of positive study skills in a variety of subject areas with the added goal of assuring good citizenship.
News in Education provides: Free digital delivery of the newspaper for classroom use, Free supplemental teaching guides & curriculum and Free Teacher training and workshops, many for continuing education credits.
NIE helps advance education for students in several ways:
Develops research skills
Applies academic study to practical experiences
Helps build student comprehension of local, national and international issues
Builds self-esteem through positive classroom experiences
Encourages class participation
Offers timely learning materials at little or no cost
Learning to Give is a national organization that is headquartered and started here in Newark, NJ. The curriculum is dedicated to giving kids a sense of responsibility and accountability in their communities.
NBC Learn, in partnership with he National Science Foundation, explores the science, technology, engineering and math found in current events. This 7-week series helps connect fundamental STEM topics to real-world news stories.
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.
As an NIE subscriber, you can access a wealth of free educational resources available through our membership in the national NIE Institute. All are appropriate for classroom instruction when used with the electronic or print edition of The Star-Ledger.
Critical Thinking Skills & Gifted
Diversity & Multicultural Literacy
Elementary & Middle School
ESL & Spanish Bilingual - Black & Hispanic Heritage
Financial Literacy Supplements
General Educational Development
Health, Nutrition, Fitness
Homeland Security, Crime, & Online Safety
Journalism & Press Freedom
Language Arts & Literacy
Math, Science, Tech & Environment
Multi-Curricular & Miscellaneous
NIE Instructional Calendar
Safety & Anti-Drug & Alcohol Awareness
Social Studies, Govt., Civics
Study Skills & College Prep
Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)